UNICEF spends N200m to tackle `HIV in adolescents concern’ in Kaduna State
The officer in-charge of UNICEF Field Office, Kaduna, Dr Idris Baba on Tuesday said the organisation has scaled up support to tackle high HIV prevalence among adolescents in seven local government areas of Kaduna State.
Borno, Yobe scale up HIV testing, treatment services
The Borno State Government has scaled up Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV)/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) testing and treatment services at 264 health centres and Internally Displaced Persons.....
Firm advocates support for persons living with HIV/AIDS
A firm, Flour Mills of Nigeria Plc., has joined the rest of the world to solicit support for persons living with Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome and Human Deficiency Virus ( HIV/AIDS).
Many complaints of persons living with HIV in Nigeria
Martins Aluko (not real name) has been living with the disease since 2007. “The medication is not readily available; so many patients have to struggle to buy the drugs just to survive,” he told The Guardian.
Less than 10 % young people know their HIV status in Kaduna – UNICEF
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Monday that less than 10 per cent of young people in Kaduna State knew their HIV status. The HIV and AIDS Specialist, UNICEF, Kaduna, Dr Idris Baba, made this known in Kaduna at the 2017 World AIDS Day, organised by the Kaduna State Agency for the Control…
US embassy partners institute on HIV awareness
THE Embassy of the United States of American (USA) in partnership with the Institute of Human Virology, Nigeria, has sensitised children, youths and adults on preventive measures against HIV/AIDS spread. Speaking, yesterday, at the commemoration of World AIDS Day, in Abuja, US Ambassador to Nigeria, W. Stuart Symington, said: "If we work together we can…
HIV/AIDS: Elimination of mother-to-child transmission still challenged
MOST pregnant women and nursing mothers living with HIV, know that they have to take their antiretroviral (ARV) drugs at regular intervals, and attend clinic, in order to stay healthy and avoid infecting their babies with the virus. This is part of the new World Health Organisation (WHO) guideline-Option B+, released in September 2015, for…
HIV/AIDS cases in Ebonyi hit 260,000
Ebonyi State Commissioner for Health Dr. Daniel Umezuruike has disclosed that total of 260 thousands persons are estimated to be infected with HIV in the state.
NMA wants more research on HIV, AlDS
The Nigeria Medical Association (NMA), Kwara state chapter, has solicited the support of the Federal and state governments for more research to curb the HIV and AlDS scourge in the country. The Chairman of the Association, Dr Kunle Olawepo made the call in llorin, on Friday in a statement to commemorate the 2017 world HlV…