Kenya launched a major campaign in November to encourage itscitizens to get tested for HIV voluntarily, PlusNews reports. As a result, morethan 1.5 million Kenyans have been tested for the virus.  

According to the article, the campaign is part of thegovernment’s initiative to test at least 80 percent of the population for HIVby the end of 2010. Currently, only 40 percent of their citizens have testedfor HIV.  

The campaign was mainly conducted door-to-door, but it alsoreached out to at-risk communities such as commercial sex workers. Men have notusually come forward in large numbers to get tested for HIV, but they accountedfor 40 percent of people tested in this campaign.