Nigeria’s new HIV/AIDS prevalence rate will be out soon, says NACA
The Nigeria AIDS Indicator and Impact Survey (NAIIS) is on its way in Rivers state which is targeted to help the country establish the true prevalence rate of Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV)/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) in the country. This was made known during monitoring the visit to selected survey sites in Rivers state. Dr.…
NACA treats 17,000 AIDS patients in Ogun
About 17,000 people living with the Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) in Ogun State are currently being treated by the National Agency for the Control of Aids (NACA). Director-general of NACA, Dr. Sani Aliyu, told journalists in Abeokuta, the state capital, yesterday that a survey was going on to determine the number of Aids patients…
Developing HIV vaccine feasible in near future, says NACA
The National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) has said that although progress in Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV) vaccine development by the scientific community continues to raise hope that one day this feat will be achieved, a lot of work is still required.
Ending HIV, AIDS by 2030: NACA extends strategic outreach programme
The National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) says it has further extended its Strategic Travelers’ Outreach Programme (STOP) to some West African states as one of the approaches aimed at ending HIV and AIDS in 2030.
Empowered women will help break cycle of poverty, disease, reduce HIV burden in Nigeria, says NACA
Ahead of the 2018 International Women’s Day, today March 8, the National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) has called on all stakeholders to rededicate and reposition themselves towards improving the quality of life for women- mothers, sisters and daughters.
NACA boss wants legal protection from HIV-related discrimination
The Director General of the National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA), Dr. Sani Aliyu, has advocated legal protection from HIV-related discrimination.
NACA advances solutions to HIV, gender-based violence
As part of activities to commemorate 16 days of activism on Gender Based Violence (GBV) for 2017, the National Agency for Control of AIDS (NACA) is advancing economic empowerment initiatives for addressing Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV) intersections with GBV. Every year, the 16 days of activism against GBV is commemorated from November 25 (the International…
NLC, others decry non-release of anti-HIV drugs from ports
The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and some civil society organisations may protest non-release of antiretroviral drugs held up at various seaports across the country.
Group raises alarm on rise of HIV infection in adolescent girls
Reports further revealed that for every 90 seconds, HIV is transmitted to a girl or young woman, which means that at least, 340, 000 new HIV infections occur among girls and young women between age 10-24 yearly.