Posted on Fri 4 Dec 2020, 12:55 PM

The United States Government, says it will continue to support Nigeria in its quest to end the HIV pandemic in the country.

The US Ambassador to Nigeria, Marybth Leonard, gave the assurance at the Workshop on Data Repository, as a Resource for Achieving HIV-Epidemic Control, on Thursday, in Abuja.

Leonard said that approximately 1.2 million people living with HIV, received support to improve quality of life, including Tuberculosis and HIV care services, and about 1.3 million orphans and vulnerable children received care and support services in Nigeria.

Posted on Wed 2 Dec 2020, 09:15 AM

The Bauchi State Government on Tuesday said HIV/AIDS prevalence in the state significantly dropped from 6.8 per cent recorded in 2001 to 0.4 per cent in 2019.

The Commissioner for Health, Dr Aliyu Maigoro, made the disclosure in Bauchi on Tuesday at an event to mark World AIDS Day, annually celebrated on Dec. 1 to raise awareness on the scourge and remember those who died of the condition.

Maigoro said 25,809 people were presently living with the dreaded virus across the 20 local government areas of the state.

Posted on Wed 1 Jan 2020, 05:27 PM

The National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) has cautioned Nigerians against HIV/AIDS infection through indiscriminate sex in 2020.

NACA Director General, Dr Gambo Aliyu, gave the advice in a statement signed by the agency’s Director of Publicity, Mrs Toyin Aderibigbe on Wednesday in Abuja.

Dr. Aliyu urged Nigerians to strive hard to know their status which was necessary for preventive interventions and treatment.

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