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HIV sensitization in the gay community (Kenya)

Nyanje, Fauzia (2020) HIV sensitization in the gay community (Kenya). Masters by Coursework thesis, Murdoch University.

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Abstract

In recent times, cases of Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) are on the rise and forecasted to increase further soon. World Health Organization WHO estimates that over 2 billion people may be infected with HIV by 2030. While an alarm has been raised across the globe by WHO concerning the HIV infection in the gay community, evidence still shows that the gay community is highly stigmatized and criminalized in many countries in sub-Saharan Africa where Kenya is not exceptional. There is inadequate HIV sensitization in the gay community in Kenya. The research sought to find ways of promoting HIV awareness in the gay community in Kenya. To meet the core objectives, the research paper aims to answer the following research questions: Are there existing programs/exercises for HIV sensitization in the gay community in Kenya? Is there stigmatization and discrimination against sexual relations in Kenya? And if it is there, how does it affect the exercise of HIV sensitization in the gay community? What are some of the effective ways of promoting HIV awareness in the gay community? The methodology that was employed in this paper is a qualitative approach. The desktop review was used to gather relevant information about the topic from various scholarly journals and articles. The paper found that, indeed, HIV sensitization among the gay community in Kenya is still minimal. This paper suggests multiple ways of HIV sensitization, which include the following: open and constant communication from healthcare providers to gay individuals, law amendment and education, and training programs about HIV infection and transmission,

Item Type: Thesis (Masters by Coursework)
Murdoch Affiliation: Global Studies
United Nations SDGs: Goal 3: Good Health and Well-Being
Supervisor(s): Kennedy, Deborah
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/57182
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