This is why Busia county’s blood bank could soon go dry

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BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,16TH DEC 2017-Busia county  government could be staring at a possibility of running out of blood to give to critically ill  patients  after  residents  of the county grew cold feet  in donating the same.WWW.UPESINEWS.CO.KE has established that fear of discovering that one was infected  by HIV  has kept them away from turning up at the donation centers..

According to Busia’s Health CEC, Maurice Siminyu, residents are afraid of testing HIV/Aids positive. Very soon, blood banks will run dry and the county will have a severe shortage,” he said
Busia is ranked number 4 in Kenyan counties with the highest rate of new HIV infections because people fear taking the tests.

Recent media reports suggest that the county has one of highest rates of HIV infections in he country  with estimated  45000 people living with the virus.
Men in the county are also believed to shy away from  measures to prevent the risk of infection due to  cultural beliefs.
Governor Sospeter Ojaamong  has been reported affirming the dare situation of infection in the county and  promisng to up the fight against HIV/Aids in the county .
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