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HIV/AIDS: NGO empowers over 20,000 vulnerable households in Nasarawa

HIV/AIDS: NGO empowers over 20,000 vulnerable households in Nasarawa

By David Odama LAFIA — AS attention has shifted from other health-related ailments to Covid-19 pandemic, a Non-governmental Organization (NGO), Child Education and Community Development Initiative (CECDI) said in Lafia that it has identified and empowered more than 20,005 vulnerable HIV/AIDS households in Nasarawa State. Programme Manager of the organization, Jonah Aboki who stated this […]

150,000 persons receiving HIV/AIDS treatment in Benue – UNAIDS

150,000 persons receiving HIV/AIDS treatment in Benue – UNAIDS

By Peter Duru, Makurdi The United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, UNAIDS, Country Director, Dr. Erasmus Morah has disclosed that over 150,000 people are currently receiving HIV/AIDS treatment in Benue state. Dr. Morah who made the disclosure at the official launch of the ‘Antiretroviral Therapy Surge Response and Undetectable Equals Untrabnsmittable’ in Makurdi said over one […]

HIV/AIDS: Survivors’ stories of stigma, shame

HIV/AIDS: Survivors’ stories of stigma, shame

World Health Organisation, WHO, in a report announced a drop-in new HIV infections by 37 per cent and Human Immuno-Deficiency Virus (HIV)-related deaths with 45 per cent, 13.6 million lives saved due to ART.

Nasarawa: Body moves to capture 22, 000 unidentified HIV infected persons

Nasarawa: Body moves to capture 22, 000 unidentified HIV infected persons

By David Odama – Lafia Worried by the increasing spate of HIV/AIDs, An implementing partner, Achieving Health Nigeria Initiative (AHNi) is working to identify about 22, 000 unidentified and discover  HIV infected persons in  Nasarawa State. The move is to enable the implementing partners to support the fight against the spread of HIV/AIDS  and to […]

Nigerian reseacher flays promotion of bone marrow transplant for HIV/AIDS cure

Nigerian reseacher flays promotion of bone marrow transplant for HIV/AIDS cure

A Nigerian researcher, Prof. Maduike Ezeibe, has frowned at the  analytical treatment interruption, otherwise known as bone marrow transplant, being promoted as cure for HIV/AIDS. Ezeibe, who invented Medical Synthetic Aluminum-Magnesium Silicate (MSAMS) for the cure of HIV/AIDS, spoke during his pre-inaugural lecture media briefing on Wednesday in Umudike. The reseacher, who is the Dean, […]

The Battle against HIV/AIDS in Nigeria: Are we winning?

The Battle against HIV/AIDS in Nigeria: Are we winning?

Ibrahim Abdulmumin Damilola HIV/AIDS is a global pandemic. It was first reported clinically on June 5, 1981, in the United States. Ever since then, it has been one of the most serious and dangerous public health threat in the world. It is easily transmitted through various means, of which sexual intercourse is the most common. […]

Lions Clubs International partners Lagos Govt to reduce HIV/AIDS

Lions Clubs International partners Lagos Govt to reduce HIV/AIDS

Dr Monsurat Adeleke, Director-General, Lagos State AIDS Control Agency (LSACA), has restated the government’s commitment to increase strategic plan to achieve a significant reduction in the incidence rate of HIV infection in the state. Adeleke said this on the sideline of a Sensitisation Awareness Walk and HIV Screening Exercise to mark the World AIDS Day […]

HIV/AIDS: Cross River not safe despite 2% prevalence rate – Ayade

HIV/AIDS: Cross River not safe despite 2% prevalence rate – Ayade

Ike Uchechukwu – Calabar Cross River State Governor, Prof. Ben Ayade, said on Sunday the state was not safe despite the declaration of 2 percent HIV/AIDS prevalence rate in the state by the National AIDS Indicator Survey. Ayade disclosed this during a walk to commemorate the World AIDS Day in Calabar, saying the national rate […]

World AIDS Day: Expert harps on regular HIV test

World AIDS Day: Expert harps on regular HIV test

Dr Emmanuel Tabat, a medical practitioner at the 44 Nigerian Army Reference Hospital, Kaduna, has stressed the need for Nigerians to go for regular HIV test to know their status and improve their health lifestyle. Tabat, gave this advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday, in commemoration of the […]

NNPC, Total & partners take HIV campaign to Lagos schools

NNPC, Total & partners take HIV campaign to Lagos schools

By Sola Ogundipe As Nigeria joins the rest of the world to mark 2019 World AIDS Day, NNPC-NAPIMS, in collaboration with the management and staff of Total Upstream Nigeria Ltd., and their partners (PETROBRAS, SAPETRO & CNOOC) have taken the fight against HIV/AIDS to secondary schools in Lagos state. The students of Ajigbede Girls Secondary […]