Lagos Marathon

When Access Bank, NIBUCCA, HACEY, ENDFund collaborate against HIV at Lagos City Marathon

In March 2019, Nigeria’s Federal Government indicated that national HIV prevalence in the country was 1.4% among adults aged 15–49 years. Before the 2019 data, previous estimates had indicated a national HIV prevalence of 2.8% which means the scourge is on a downward trend. Meanwhile according to UNAIDS and the National Agency for the Control […]

USAID

USAID Reaches Over 1.5 million Vulnerable Nigerians With HIV Control Activity

  The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) closed the books on a long running activity that provided high quality and stigma-free HIV prevention services to some of the most at-risk populations with the overall aim to control and ultimately eradicate the deadly virus in in Nigeria. Along the way the Integrated Most-at-Risk-Populations HIV Prevention […]

HIV

Youth Advocates Call For More Hiv Interventions For Marginalised Communities

Youth advocates have called on the government and other stakeholders to deliberately and consistently create programs and interventions for young people living in marginalised communities. This is because most vulnerable and marginalised young people are seriously underrepresented in development programs including HIV prevention programs. The call was made at a One-Day Community Outreach held on […]

AIDS Kills Over 47 Nigerian Children Daily–UNICEF

***35% of children living with HIV have access to treatment  More than 47 children and adolescents died every day from AIDS-related causes in 2018, a global snapshot on children, HIV and AIDS released by UNICEF in advance of World AIDS Day has shown. Low access to antiretroviral treatment and limited prevention efforts are the leading […]

Sanwo-Olu Wants 60,000 HIV/AIDS Victims Traced

The Lagos State Government wants about 60,000 people who tested positive to HIV/AIDS in the state but failed to return for treatment to be tracked for immediate anti-retroviral therapy. Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu made this known on Wednesday at the Lagos State AIDS Control Agency (LSACA) inauguration of the State’s HIV Consortium Group, featuring the formal […]

130 000 African Children Contracted HIV In 2017–UN Agencies

Around 130, 000 children and adolescents became newly infected with HIV in western and central Africa in 2017, making the number of persons living with the condition to reach 800, 000 that year, said agencies of the United Nations (UN). The UNAIDS, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the World Health Organisation (WHO), who […]

U.S.To Fight HIV With $100m, Partners Religious Groups

Tayo Olanipekun Vice President Michael Pence has said the United States government will invest $100 million to address key gaps toward achieving HIV epidemic control. He made the announcement on Thursday, adding that the government, through its President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), would leverage the “unique capacities and compassion” of faith-based organizations and […]

Over 67,000 Persons receiving HIV Treatment In Lagos—Commissioner

The Lagos state government has said about 67,763 persons are currently undergoing Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) treatment care in the state as against the 64,000 it had as of June last year. The state Commissioner for Health Dr. Jide Idris, who revealed this at the on-going ministerial briefing in Lagos State, said its Malaria, HIV […]

Senate seeks verification of HIV cure claim

The Senate Committee on Primary Healthcare, Communicable and Non-Communicable Diseases on Tuesday urged the National Primary Health Care Development Agency to authenticate the claim of Prof. Maduike Ezeibe of having a cure for HIV. The Chairman of the Committee, Sen. Mao Ohuabunwa, made the call during the agency’s budget defence in Abuja. Ezeibe, a researcher in Veterinary Medicine at […]