Kenya

The People Living with HIV Stigma Index in The Kenya was published in 2011.

The study was conducted between December 2009 and March 2010, and involved a sample of 1086 PLHIV from five regions. After data cleaning and analysis, only 1073 transcripts were deemed to be complete enough for inclusion.
In terms of gender distribution, the majority were female (67.5%, n=724) with 32.1% (n=344) being men and 0.5% (n=5) transgender people; approximately 75% of respondents resided in rural areas or villages or towns, and 25% in cities.
Respondents’ educational levels were generally low, with more than half reporting no formal education or only having attended primary level education.
Of those responding to the question about employment (979 of the total sample), 64.7% (n=635)
Reported as having some form of income through working and 35.1% (n=344) responded that they were not working at all.
The highest percentage of respondents (36.2%, n=388) were aged 30‐39 years, followed by 25.1% (n=269) in the 40-49 age group.
While many respondents reported being married or cohabiting (34.9%, n=374), nearly one quarter (23.5%, n=252) were widowed.
Most respondents indicated that they were sexually active 71.76% (n=770) of respondents ‘at the moment’, being the time of the survey.

The full report is provided here.

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