The Kenya Population-based HIV Impact Assessment (KENPHIA) was conducted between May 2018 and February 2019 to measure the status of Kenya's national HIV response.

The KENPHIA team conducted the survey under the guidance of the Ministry of Health through the National AIDS and STI Control Program (NASCOP), United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and ICAP at Columbia University to provide confidential HIV counseling and testing to participants.

The survey team visited over 18, 362 households and interviewed nearly 28,000 adults (15-64 years) and 7,000 children (0-14 years) to collect this information.


Key Findings

HIV incidence among adults 15-64 years: 0.14%
HIV prevalence among adults 15-64 years: 4.9%
HIV prevalence among children 0-14 years:0.7%
Viral load suppression among adults 15-64 years living with HIV:71.6%
90-90-90 among adults living with HIV (15-64 years):79.5% of adults living with HIV know their status;
96.0% of those individuals self-report being on anti-retroviral therapy (ART);
90.6% of those who report being on ART have achieved viral load suppression.


KENPHIA Preliminary Report


KENPHIA in the News


Daily Nation: Men More Likely to Transmit HIV Than Women, Report Finds

Women are less likely to transmit HIV to their partners than men, according to a 2018 survey released last week.


KBC Channel 1: Your Health - Focus on KENPHIA Report

KENPHIA survey principal investigators from NASCOP and CDC Kenya discuss the key findings of the KENPHIA 2018 preliminary report and what they mean for the general population.


KBC Channel 1: Stakeholders Want HIV Programs to Eliminate Mother-to-Child Transmission (video)

Findings from the KENPHIA 2018 survey paints a positive outlook in ongoing efforts to fight HIV even as stakeholders call for a need to redesign HIV programs to eliminate mother to child transmission.


Standard Digital: Kenya Records Major Strides in Fight Against HIV

Kenya’s HIV prevalence now stands at 4.9 per cent which signifies notable progress made in the last six years, according to the latest report.


BBC Swahili: Announcing KENPHIA Preliminary Results (video)

ICAP's Duncan Chege shares the key findings from the KENPHIA Preliminary Report as well as the implications they have on the future of the HIV response in Kenya.

K24 TV: HIV/AIDS Epidemic: HIV Survey Report Unveiled (video) 

Speaking during the KENPHIA preliminary report launch, Health Chief Administrative Secretary Dr. Rashid Aman notes the decrease in new infections but adds that the burden of HIV remains high among women.


Standard Digital: Why Anti-HIV Therapy Had Low Impact on Children 

Unfriendly regimens for Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) have been mentioned as one of the reasons viral suppression among children has been lower than in the general population.


Ministry of Health, Kenya: Kenya's National HIV Survey Shows Progress Towards Control of the Epidemic

The Government, today, released primary results of the Kenya Population-based HIV Impact Assessment (KENPHIA) 2018 survey indicating that Kenya's prevalence now stands at 4.9%.


Kenya's Watching: Stakeholders Want HIV Programs to Eliminate Mother-to-Child Transmission

Stakeholders are calling for measures to redesign HIV programs to eliminate mother-to-child transmission which is still prevalent in the country.


U.S. Embassy in Kenya: Remarks by Ambassador Kyle McCarter at the KENPHIA Preliminary Results Launch Celebration

In his remarks, the U.S. Ambassador shares the great progress Kenya has made towards the HIV response, as reflected in the KENPHIA results, and how Kenya is prepared to prioritize future HIV investments and directions towards epidemic control.

Kenya Citizen TV: HIV Prevalence Drops Three Times in 6 Years (video)

The number of new HIV infections have reduced by nearly three times in the past six years, according to a new report released by the Kenyan National AIDS and STI Control Programme (NASCOP).


Standard Digital: Homabay Has Highest HIV Prevalence of 19.6 Percent

Homa Bay County is leading the country’s 47 counties in HIV infections. The county’s prevalence rate is 19.6 per cent, which is four times the national average of 4.9 per cent.


Business Daily: Women living with HIV Twice as Many as Men - Survey

The Health Ministry report shows that of 1.3 million adults living with HIV in Kenya, there are twice as many women as men. The HIV prevalence among women was 6.6% among women and 3.1% among men.


Pulse Live Kenya: This Only County with Zero HIV Cases

A report by the Kenya Population-based HIV Impact Assessment (KENPHIA) 2018 has indicated that Garissa county has zero HIV prevalence cases. The Northeast region reported the lowest prevalence with the region showing less than 0.2%.

The Star Kenya: U.S. Ambassador Kyle McCarter Gets Stuck in Elevator, Minutes Before Speech 

U.S. Ambassador to Kenya Kyle McCarter was stuck in an elevator, moments before he was about to deliver a speech on the good news of HIV success in Kenya.


Daily Nation: What's Next for Ageing HIV Positive Population?

The share of population living with the virus drops to 4.9% from 5.6% in 2012 but high prevalence among young women and an ageing HIV population cause concern.


Standard Digital: Nyanza Counties Top in HIV Prevalence as Garissa Records No Case - Report 

Garissa County has no single case of HIV prevalence, a survey by Kenya Population-based HIV Impact Assessment (KENPHIA) 2018 has revealed.


Citizen Digital: Garissa Records Less than 0.1% HIV Prevalence as Homa Bay Tops with 19.6% - Report

A new report has revealed that Garissa County has <0.1% HIV prevalence with Homa Bay leading the pack at 19.6%.