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Victims Cite stigma As The Greatest Challenge In Kenya, As World AIDS Day Is Marked

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Published on Dec 1, 2014

People around the world joined forces to show their support and love for those living with the AIDS virus, as well as those who have died from the disease, when the 26th world AIDS day was marked. In Kenya, the celebrations took place in Machakos town, where it was revealed that Kenya is now ranked 4th globally in terms of HIV prevalence. K24 reporter Violet Otindo spent time with 11-year-old Elija Lemayian, a UNICEF HIV children advocate, who was born with HIV. And as she tells us, despite the virus having been in existence in Kenya for the last 30 years, stigma is still rife, posing challenges to the achieving an AIDS-free generation.

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