A new report by the Kenya Population-based HIV Impact Assessment (KENPHIA)has revealed that Homa Bay County has the highest HIV prevalence at 19.6%, while Garissa county has the lowest HIV prevalence at 0.1%.

HIV graphical representation in different parts of Kenya.

The study conducted between June 2018 and February 2019 showed that Nyanza region has the most HIV prevalence than the rest of the country.
Kisumu stands at 17.5% while Siaya and Migori are at 15.3% and 13.0% respectively. The study found that the national HIV prevalence is at 4.9%, which means that Nyanza region is way above the average. The North-Eastern region reported the least prevalence with the region showing less than 0.2%.

The report further notes that 1.3 million(4.9%) adults are living with HIV while 139,000(0.7%) children are living with the virus. HIV prevalence was also recorded to be twice as much in women at 6.6% compared to men at 33.1%.

Globally, Kenya has the fifth-largest number of persons living with the virus, and HIV continues to be one of the major leading causes of adult morbidity and mortality.