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Eid-El- Kabir Celebration: A Time to Reflect

Abuja, 9th August 2019 — As Muslim faithful’s celebrate the Eid-el-Kabir all over the world, it is important to reflect on the significance of this celebration and its lesson as it relates to HIV/AIDS Prevention, Treatment and Care. The National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) saddled with responsibilities of coordinating the HIV/AIDS multi […]

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TB2016 highlights efforts to strengthen the global fight against Tuberculosis, the leading killer of people with HIV, at the 21st International AIDS Conference(AIDS 2016)

Durban, South Africa – Urgency in efforts to address the devastating global impact of tuberculosis (TB), and opportunities to make major inroads against the infectious disease, are being featured at TB2016, a two-day conference dedicated exclusively to TB, immediately preceding AIDS 2016 in Durban, South Africa. Organised by the International AIDS Society (IAS), which also […]

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The passing of the HIV and AIDS Anti-Stigma and Discrimination Bill

When the Nigerian National Assembly passed the HIV and AIDS Anti-Stigma and Discrimination Bill, we could no think of any one better to offer a perspective on how significant this was than Fadekemi Akinfaderin-Agarau, the executive director of the NGO; Education as a Vaccine (EVA). This is her take…. On Thursday April 10th, the Senate […]

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When a system fails, our children die…

A lot has been said and written about the HIV/AIDS epidemic since its emergence. No doubt, it is one of the most difficult infectious diseases to manage, and this is especially the case in our chameleon like hypocritical approach to issues relating to sexuality in Nigeria. Until we decide to take prevention seriously, which will […]

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The International Conference on AIDS 2012, Washington DC

We could not attend the International Conference on AIDS in Washington DC this year, so we asked Fiona Makia to share her experience at the conference. This is her story!  This year’s conference was held in Washington DC with the theme “Turning the Tide”. The tide had indeed turned as it had taken 22 years […]

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Another International Conference on AIDS

Today – July 22 the 19th International Conference on AIDS opens in Washington DC.  NHW will miss this year’s conference, BUT we thought that a good way to reflect on it would be to bring you the summary of proceedings of the meeting of Nigerian delegates in attendance at the 13th International AIDS Conference, Durban, South Africa on […]

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Musings on World AIDS Day 2011

Dear Friends, Today is World AIDS Day. HIV continues to be one of the most important communicable diseases in Nigeria. It is an infection associated with serious morbidity, stigmatization of the infected, high costs of treatment and care, significant mortality and a high number of potential years of life lost. Each year, many thousands of […]

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Goodluck Jonathan's 105 commitments on HIV/AIDS

You would have all heard about our President’s recent  trip to New York for the UN high level meeting on HIV/AIDS. Apart from a few pictures with President Obama, the Nigerian press has been largely silent on the crux of the matter, the reason for the trip, and the commitments our president made on our […]

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Shell, FHI and NACA collaborate on HIV/AIDS in the Niger Delta

One great thing about going for conferences is the fascinating people you meet. One such person I met at the last International Conference on AIDS in Vienna was Dr Babatunde Fakunle, the Regional Community Health Manager of  The Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) of Nigeria. Tunde took me through the work he is doing for […]

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Final reflections on AIDS2010

It has been my pleasure to share with you some of my reflections from AIDS2010, from a Nigerian perspective. I have not covered in detail a lot of the interesting scientific issues emerging from the conference. The hope of new vaccines, microbicides, and the relative success of programmes from around the world, and emerging epidemics […]