What is KENPHIA?
- KENPHIA is a nationwide HIV survey to assess HIV prevention, care and treatment in Kenya.
- KENPHIA will help the government, its partners and the public to know:
- how many people are currently infected with HIV
- how many people have new infections, and
- how many people with HIV are on effective treatment.
This information will help the government and its partners provide the right programs and resources to the people most in need of services.
There is no charge for any of the services provided.
Can any person be part of the survey?
- If your household is randomly selected to be part of the survey, you can take part if you are between the ages of 0-64.
- If you are aged 0-9, your parent/guardian must give permission for you to take part in the survey.
- If you are aged 10-17, you and your parent/guardian must give permission for you to take part in the survey.
- If you are aged 18 or older, you must give your permission to take part.
What will happen to the information I give?
- The information you give, including the results of your HIV test, is private.
- The information will be used for the survey and will not be used for anything else.
- Your information will not be shared with other people in your community.
- Your name will not be included in the results of the study.
- If you are between the ages of 10-14, the results of your HIV test will be given to you and your parent/guardian. You do not have to receive the results if you do not want to, your parent/guardian can receive them for you.
- If you are between the ages of 15-17 you can choose to have the results of your HIV test given to you alone or with your parent/guardian.
- If you are aged 18 or older, you will be given your test results.
In all cases, you will receive your results on the same day.
How is the HIV test done?
- The HIV testing is done by collecting a small amount of blood from your arm.
- The staff are trained to take this sample.
- There may be some feeling of discomfort or pain, however, this will be minimized as much as possible by the trained survey staff.
Do I have to take part in the survey?
- Participation is voluntary. Being part of the survey will help you, your family and Kenya.
- If you and your family take part in the survey, each family member will learn about his or her HIV status.
- You and your family will also be given information about prevention, care and treatment of HIV.
- By being part of the survey you can say what you think about the services you have received.
- This information will help to improve health services for all people in Kenya