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Health Thought Leadership Series

Results of NAIIS – the largest HIV survey ever done are in: Nigeria not doing as badly as we thought!

Without good data, we’re flying blind. If you can’t see it, you can’t solve it – Kofi Atta Annan There are about 3.4 million Nigerians living with HIV- or at least that was what everyone thought. This figure was based on a prevalence estimate of close to 3%, derived from the last version of surveys […]

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Happy Valentine’s Day! Love Wisely, Share Love not HIV!!!

Press Release by the National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) The Director General, National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) Dr. Sani Aliyu wants Nigerians, especially young people, to take advantage of the spirit of love and togetherness that Valentine’s Day signifies, to know their HIV status. It is important that all […]

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Health Thought Leadership Series

Time for Nigeria to own its HIV response

In a small cramped room in a village in Nigeria, sits a little girl called ‘Mary’ (not her real name). Her father is dead, her mother is dead. They both died of AIDS-related illnesses, and the HIV virus was passed on to Mary. She lives with her grandfather, who is a farmer and an alcoholic. […]