Nigeria had second largest HIV epidemic in 2016
Nigeria had the second largest HIV epidemic in 2016, with over 196,000 adolescents representing 10 per cent of the global burden said to be living with HIV/AIDS, according to a World Health Report.
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.
Scientists record major HIV breakthroughs
Two United States (U.S.)-funded trials for Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV) vaccine launched in Africa, bringing us closer than ever to widespread protection...
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).
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…
16, 000 persons living with HIV died in Borno in 3 years
The Borno chapter of the Network of Persons Living with HIV and AIDS in Nigeria (NEPWAN), says more than 16, 000 members of the organisation died in the past three years in Borno.
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…