“WE ARE SUPPORTING THE KENYAN GOVERNMENT IN SCALING UP COMBINATION HIV PREVENTION ALONG TRANSPORT CORRIDORS”
Nearly 30 years ago, the HIV epidemic was first identified as a major problem along East Africa’s road axes. While transport corridors are no longer the primary source of new infections in Kenya, they remain a significant driver of the epidemic. The Government of Kenya has therefore prioritized populations along transport corridors as among “the most important most-at-risk populations that are not adequately covered by the national HIV prevention strategy” (NACC, 2009). The phenomenon of “mobile men with money”, socio-economic disparities, and vibrant night life along corridors encourages both men and women – in large numbers – to engage in unsafe sex, including long-term multiple concurrent partnerships where condom use is stubbornly low and infectivity is higher.