End the Triple Threat

New HIV Infections, Pregnancies, and Sexual & Gender-Based Violence

Welcome to End the Triple Threat Campaign

Kenya is committed to ending AIDS as a public health threat and addressing all forms of Sexual and Gender- Based Violence (SGBV) by 2030. In addition, the country is determined to address the challenge of adolescent pregnancies. The National AIDS Control Council (NACC) and National Council for Population and Development (NCPD) have partnered with National Government Administration Officers (NGAO), other government entities, and implementing partners to develop and implement strategies for eliminating the triple threat; sexual gender-based violence, pregnancies and HIV among adolescents and young people.

End the Triple Threat Campaign

New HIV infections, Adolescents Pregnancies and Sexual and Gender-Based Violence

New HIV Infections

HIV remains a major public health threat for adolescents and young people in Kenya. Globally, HIV is among the leading causes of death among adolescents. Moreso, an estimated 98 new HIV infections occur every week among adolescents aged 10-19 in Kenya.

SEXUAL AND GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE

Sexual and gender-based violence refers to any harmful act that is perpetrated against a person’s will and is based on gender, norms, and unequal power relationships Of these, 5,890 (36%) were provided with Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) to prevent HIV infection, out of whom 236 (4%) acquired HIV. Additionally, 1,665 of these adolescents reported being pregnant 4weeks after exposure to SGBV.

ADOLESCENT PREGNANCIES

In Kenya, almost 1 out of 4 women give birth by age 18 and nearly half by age 20. One in every five adolescents aged 15-19 are already mothers or pregnant with their first child. (KDHS,2014) In 2021, the country recorded a total of 316,187 adolescent pregnancies. Of these, 294,364 pregnancies were among girls aged 15-19 while those aged 10-14 contributed to 21,823 (7%) of the total adolescent pregnancies.