COVID 19 AND HIV

As we continue to forge ahead during this period, The Nyeri National Polytechnic is aware of the challenges that the COVID-19 pandemic has presented and thus the Guidance and Counselling department is dedicated to support and guide you in any stressful issue you may be experiencing.

There is great need to protect ourselves from COVID-19, without forgetting to protect ourselves from HIV or being vigilant if lining with it. People living with HIV who have a compromised immune system should be extra cautious to prevent coronavirus infection through adherence to antiretroviral treatment.

Statistics show that one in four people with HIV do not know that they have it. It is therefore prudent to get tested and know your status.

Within the Polytechnic, the Aids Control Unit in the Guidance and Counselling department has ensured provision of condoms at various dispensing points as a protective measure.

For our youth, we teach abstinence, for if you don’t do anything, you don’t get anything.