Kenya also started paying more attention to young people. More than half of the world’s new HIV infections are in the group aged between 15 and 24.
In Kenya, too, 51% of new adult HIV infections were in this age group by 2016 – a steep increase from 29% in 2013. It is also the only age group in Kenya that has recorded an increase in new infections. This is because young people tend to have little knowledge about the virus and the behaviours that increase their chances of infection.