1 entry found
Sort by: Latest |Relevance
11 Sep 2006 description
report PlusNews

[This report does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations]

KAKUMA, 11 September (PLUSNEWS) - Anti-AIDS drugs are available to a small group of HIV-positive patients in northern Kenya's remote Kakuma refugee camp, but access is only part of the challenge: ignorance about the virus is widespread.

Many of the 95,000 refugees are from poor, rural, low-HIV prevalence areas and had never heard of AIDS until coming into contact with awareness programmes in the camp.

Kakuma is home to refugees who fled neighbouring Sudan, Somalia and Ethiopia.