HIV/AIDS, the world’s leading infectious disease, is most prevalent in sub-Saharan Africa. According to the United Nations’ 2009 Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) Report, 67 percent of people living with HIV reside in sub-Saharan Africa, and the region has the highest AIDSprevalence in the world. In recent years it has made notable strides to combat the disease, but there is still immeasurable progress that needs to be achieved. In an effort to advance the region’s fight, Kenya launched its third National AIDS Strategic Plan on January 12, 2010. The UN Joint Program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) reports that in the years leading up to 2015 – by which the MDGs should be achieved – Kenya has made leaps in their HIV response: its AIDS related deaths have fallen by one-third since 2002, and HIV prevalence in the country has consistently declined over the past few years.

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