Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko made an explosive revelation in court documents saying that he “had HIv” and needed specialised treatment.
Contracting HIV is not a death sentence.
Studies show that a person living with HIV has a similar life expectancy to an HIV-negative person – providing they are diagnosed in good time, have good access to medical care, and are able to adhere to their HIV treatment.
A number of factors can affect the life expectancy of people living with HIV. There are differences in outcomes between different people, depending on these and other factors.