The government has also through its officials advocated the need to sensitize

The government has also through its officials

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pamphlets, performing AIDS groups etc. The government has also through its officials advocated the need to sensitize people through community Barraza’s where government officials get the chance to give out the much needed information on the prevention of AIDS. 2. HIV/AIDS seminars and workshops : These are opened to anybody willing to attend and they are aimed at strengthening prevention activities. Through these seminars and workshops, people are educated and enlightened by professionals on the ways of contracting the virus and the consequences o0f the disease. People are encouraged to raise questions which are answered frankly and elaborated. These are also supplemented by msg concerning HIV/AIDS and STDs. 3. Mainstreamed HIV/AIDS lessons in formal education system : HIV/AIDS has become a core unit that is studied in primary schools, secondary schools, middle level colleges and universities. Students gain knowledge on the mode of transmission,
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prevention and control. This has helped in the reduction of spread of HIV since the most sexually active Kenyans, the youths are taught about the dangers of casual behaviors and unprotected sexual intercourse. 4. Destigmatization campaigns : The government of Kenya through education has helped in reducing stigmatization as many people now takes this as any other disease. This has helped to remove stigma label on those infected and hence are no neglected. This has encouraged free talk about AIDS and thus created awareness amongst Kenyans. 5. Free distribution of condoms: The government has taken the responsibility of distributing condoms free of charge. These are distributed in hospitals, during rallies on anti-HIV/AIDS campaign. The government encourages correct and consistent use of latex condoms during sexual intercourse. In this regard the government has zero rated tax on condoms and other preventive devices to ensure that its citizen can all have access to all available preventive measures. 6. Provision of treatment to HIV/AIDS patients: The government plays a role in availing treatment to HIV/AIDS patients. It provides free or subsidizes ARV drugs and other health services to people suffering from HIV/AIDS. The government has taken the initiative to help prevent mother to child transmission. HIV positive mothers are given antiretroviral drugs during pregnancy and delivery. This includes AZT which helps in the reduction of the viral load. HIV positive mothers are also encouraged to undertake caesarian section instead of normal delivery. The government has also encouraged HIV positive mothers neither to donate breast milk to milk banks nor to express their breast milk to be bottle fed to their babies. 7. Provision of VCT centers all over the country : The government has established and opened VCT centers all over the country.
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