Nairobi: Kenya. National AIDS Control Council, 2006. 162 p.
Kenya. National AIDS Control Council
The report shows that HIV and AIDS has varied and far reaching socio-economic impacts to the persons infected and affected and to the economy in general. These effects cannot be ignored in any of the sectors and the economy as a whole, if national and millennium development goals are to be achieved. HIV and AIDS has the greatest effect on people in their prime years of economic productivity, and is uniquely devastating as it increases poverty and reverses human development achievements. Labour productivity is thereby severely affected, leading to lower earnings and further leading to lowering of savings. In addition, health care costs for the infected and affected households increase overwhelmingly. This leads to more impoverishment of the households as assets are liquidated to facilitate access to care and support.
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