Interventions with Men who have Sex with Men
The prevailing negative attitude towards homosexuality in Kenya has resulted in MSM having limited access to the necessary information and services required to assist them address their sexual and reproductive health needs. Men who have Sex with Men are often stigmatized by their families, employers and communities due to the fact that some of their behaviours and/ or practices are outlawed. Marginalization of the MSM from health services and social intolerance towards the sub-population makes them remain closed, further reducing effectiveness of interventions targeting them.
IRDO continues to implement activities geared towards reducing the risk of new HIV infections among the MSM population in Alego Usonga, Asembo Bay, Bondo, Mbita, Sindo and Ugunja sub counties.