Condoms 'can improve sexual health in Kenya'

An increasing use of condoms in Kenya could be one way in which the country is able to improve the sexual health of its people.

Efforts to combat HIV and Aids in the African nation have increased of late, the United Nations Joint Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) has reported, with deaths related to the disease dropping by one-third since 2002, the International reports.

UNAIDS has described the condom as "the single, most efficient, available technology to reduce the sexual transmission of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections".

In addition, the body noted uptake in use of the prophylactic has been seen in most sub-Saharan African countries of late - yet distribution of the products is still short of targets set.

UNAIDS - which counts Michel Sidibe with the rank of under secretary-general of the UN as its executive director - noted both male and female condoms offer the most basic preventative measure to help stem the spread of the disease.