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The number of new HIV infections weekly among adolescents aged between 10 and 19 years.
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The number of new HIV infections weekly among adolescents aged between 10 and 19 years.

The country has reported at least 248 new infections weekly among adolescents aged between 10 and 19 years.

South Africa leads with 7.8 million, India (2.3 million) Mozambique (2.1 million), Tanzania (1.7 million), Zambia (1.5 million) while Uganda and Kenya tie at position seven with 1.4 million cases each. 

However, new HIV infections in Kenya have reduced, despite a spike in weekly infections among adolescents.

The country reported at least 22,154 new infections, a drop from 34,540 cases in 2021.

Data by the National Syndemic Disease Control Council (NSDCC) reveals that at least 248 adolescents aged between 10 and 19 years are infected with HIV every week.

The new infections are an increase from 62 cases, that were reported every week, in 2021.

An increase in cases of infections among adolescents is reported at a time when Kenya is geared towards ending AIDS by 2027, as directed by President William Ruto.

Women are leading in new infections with at least 12, 558 cases, 5, 122 cases in men while 4, 474 cases were reported in children aged between zero and 14 years.

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