Kenya: Stigma against homosexuals, sex workers main cause of HIV prevalence - rights groups

Discrimination against commercial sex workers, transgender persons, prisoners and homosexuals is linked to the high prevalence of HIV in East and Southern Africa, human rights bodies have found.

KNCHR vice chair George Morara termed the trend worrisome, adding that these key populations have a prevalence three times higher than the national level, which stands at 5.9 per cent.

"Government figures indicate that 30 per cent of new HIV infections are among key populations," he said on Wednesday.

He was speaking at a Kenya National Advocacy workshop convened on reducing violence and discrimination against key populations. Read more via The Star