BHESP utilizes Color Purple Concert to promote PrEP use among young women

A total of 221 adolescents girls and young women were reached with HIV prevention messages at BHESP’s exhibition at the Colour Purple concert at Uhuru Gardens.

The event that was graced by Nairobi’s first lady Primrose Mbuvi and Ugandan businesswoman Zari Hassan saw 167 young people receiving HIV testing services while 12 received Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis {PrEP}.

“I believe this is a good initiative and hopefully we can partner towards improving the lives of young girls within Nairobi county,” said Mbuvi.

On her part, Jilinde Nairobi County Cluster Manager Mercy Kamau said, the color purple event that aims to create awareness about cervical cancer, was also a good opportunity to create demand for PrEP use among young girls.

“The event has been very successful as we have managed to share about our HIV prevention strategies targeting young girls including the latest HIV prevention intervention known as PrEP,” Explained BHESP DREAMS IC Prevention Manager Mercy Wafula.

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