Kenya faces shortage of condoms

A shortage of condoms is hampering Kenya's fight against sexually transmitted diseases.

    Distributing free condoms is a key weapon in the Kenyan government’s fight against HIV and AIDS but with  supplies running short as many as 8 million people have been left without access to the contraceptives.

    Demand, particularly in the countryside, has been outstripping supplies but an emergency shipment arrived after government made an international appeal.

    Talking about sex and HIV/AIDS remains something of a taboo in the East African nation, making the fight against the epidemic all the more difficult.

    Catherine Soi reports from Isiolo.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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