Advertisement
Research Article

Factors Associated with HIV Infection in Married or Cohabitating Couples in Kenya: Results from a Nationally Representative Study

  • Reinhard Kaiser mail,

    rkaiser@ke.cdc.gov

    Affiliation: Center for Global Health, Division of Global HIV/AIDS, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Nairobi, Kenya

    X
  • Rebecca Bunnell,

    Affiliations: Center for Global Health, Division of Global HIV/AIDS, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Nairobi, Kenya, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Division of Adult and Community Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

    X
  • Allen Hightower,

    Affiliations: Center for Global Health, Division of Global HIV/AIDS, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Nairobi, Kenya, Center for Global Health, Division of Parasitic Diseases and Malaria, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

    X
  • Andrea A. Kim,

    Affiliation: Center for Global Health, Division of Global HIV/AIDS, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

    X
  • Peter Cherutich,

    Affiliation: National AIDS/STI Control Programme (NASCOP), Nairobi, Kenya

    X
  • Mary Mwangi,

    Affiliation: Center for Global Health, Division of Global HIV/AIDS, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Nairobi, Kenya

    X
  • Tom Oluoch,

    Affiliation: Center for Global Health, Division of Global HIV/AIDS, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Nairobi, Kenya

    X
  • Sufia Dadabhai,

    Affiliation: University of California San Francisco, Nairobi, Kenya

    X
  • Patrick Mureithi,

    Affiliation: National AIDS Control Council (NACC), Nairobi, Kenya

    X
  • Nelly Mugo,

    Affiliations: Kenyatta National Hospital, Nairobi, Kenya, University of Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya

    X
  • Jonathan Mermin,

    Affiliations: Center for Global Health, Division of Global HIV/AIDS, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Nairobi, Kenya, National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

    X
  • for the KAIS Study Group
  • Published: March 15, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0017842

About the Authors

Reinhard Kaiser, Rebecca Bunnell, Allen Hightower, Mary Mwangi, Tom Oluoch, Jonathan Mermin
Center for Global Health, Division of Global HIV/AIDS, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Nairobi, Kenya
Andrea A. Kim
Center for Global Health, Division of Global HIV/AIDS, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
Peter Cherutich
National AIDS/STI Control Programme (NASCOP), Nairobi, Kenya
Sufia Dadabhai
University of California San Francisco, Nairobi, Kenya
Patrick Mureithi
National AIDS Control Council (NACC), Nairobi, Kenya
Nelly Mugo
Kenyatta National Hospital, Nairobi, Kenya
Nelly Mugo
University of Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
Rebecca Bunnell
National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Division of Adult and Community Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
Allen Hightower
Center for Global Health, Division of Parasitic Diseases and Malaria, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
Jonathan Mermin
National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: rkaiser@ke.cdc.gov

Competing Interests

The corresponding author declares, on behalf of all authors, that there are no financial, personal, or professional interests that could be construed to have influenced the paper. The study has not been funded or sponsored by industry. Also, the article has not been written by a professional medical writer. The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: RK RB AH AAK MM TO SD PM PC NM JM. Performed the experiments: RK RB AAK PC MM TO SD PM JM. Analyzed the data: AH. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: RK RB AH AAK. Wrote the paper: RK RB AH JM.