Who We Serve
We provide services for Key populations (KPs) and Priority Populations in Kenya. They are:
• Female sex workers (FSW)
• Men who have sex with men (MSM)
• Adolescent girls and young women (AGYW)
These populations are for one reason or another more vulnerable to HIV infections because of their tendencies to engage in high risk behaviors or because they have been marginalized by the society and are therefore fearful of accessing HIV services.
Whereas the prevalence of HIV in the general population stands at 5.6% (KAIS 2012), it stands at 29.3% (IBBS 2010) and 18.2% (IBBS 2010) for FSWs and MSM respectively. On the other hand, young women in Kenya (20-24 yrs.) are three times more likely to be infected by HIV than men of the same age group (KAIS 2012)
Our attention is therefore focused on these vulnerable groups that face social and structural barriers preventing them from accessing health care. Our programs deliver a whole range of sexual and reproductive health interventions aimed at meeting KP specific needs so as to optimize uptake. This approach is augmented by our efforts to structurally intervene through advocacy and provision of alternative livelihoods.