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World AIDS Day: Medical Practitioner Offers Free Test in Kwara

Dr Ayodele Ogunkeyede, the Chief Medical Director (CMD) of Lifeline Hospital, Ilorin, has offered free tests and organised campaigns to sensitise people on the...

World AIDS Day: FG committed to ending HIV epidemic by 2030-Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi on Thursday in Abuja said the Federal Government would increase the number of people on anti-retroviral treatment as part of commitment...

360,000 adolescents expected to die of AIDS by 2030, says UNICEF

Some 360,000 adolescents are expected to die of AIDS by 2030 if investment in HIV prevention is not ramped up, according to a UNICEF...

9.4m people living with HIV unaware – UNAIDS report

A new report, ‘Knowledge is Power’, has revealed that an estimated 9.4 million people who are infected with HIV virus are not aware. According to...

2m Nigerians receiving AIDS treatment

The National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) says about 1,090,233 people are receiving anti-retroviral drugs in Nigeria as at June this year.

Report on misuse of $1m AIDS, TB, Malaria funds not a new issue – Zambia

The Zambian government says an audit report released by the Global Fund on AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria was not a new issue because it was conducted with the backing of government following reports of high drug pilferage at a government agency responsible for procurement and storage of drugs.

NACA’s national AIDS survey to begin in June

Dr Sani Aliyu, Director-General, National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA), says the agency will conduct the largest national AIDS survey in June.

World Condom Day: Foundation to distribute 300,000 condoms

An NGO, AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), says it will distribute 300,000 condoms and carry out test on 43,000 people on HIV to commemorate the 2018 World Condom Day.

AIDS still epidemic among children – UNICEF

Eighteen children in every hour were infected with HIV last year. UNICEF said that this was a sign of scant progress in protecting the world’s...

Lagos sets to conduct household AIDS Survey                          

The Lagos State Agency for the Control of AIDS (LSACA) says it will be conducting the first Lagos AIDS Survey (LAGAIS) soon in order to provide database on the prevalence of AIDS and lighten up the burden of the disease on individuals and communities in the State.

FG to aid victims of explosion at IDPs camp

National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons (NCFRMI) says it will financially support the six victims of fire explosion, which occurred at the Wassa IDPs camp, FCT, on Sunday.

1m Zimbabweans Are On Therapy – Aids Council

The National Aids Council Operations says one million Zimbabweans are now on the Anti-Retroviral Therapy (ART) as the country remains on course to meet UN targets on HIV and AIDS.

AIDS mortality nearly halved from 1.9m to 1m – UN

UN says the annual number of people who die from AIDS has nearly halved from 1.9 million to one million between 2005 and 2016.

Breaking: UN suspends aid operations in Syria

The United Nations has suspended aid operations in Syria after a deadly attack on an aid convoy in rural Aleppo on Monday night, a...

$19 billion invested, as AIDS kills 1.1 million people in 2015

Kazeem Ugbodaga The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) has disclosed that a whooping $19 billion was invested in the fight against AIDS in...

Nigerian nabbed in India for selling AIDS curing seeds

A Nigerian national, Uzoma Eleazar, has been arrested for attempting to sell seeds for the cure of AIDS in an online scam by the...

UNAIDS adopts new strategy to end AIDS

The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) Programme Coordinating Board on Friday adopted a new strategy to end the AIDS epidemic as a...

Promoting Exclusive Breast feeding in HIV-Positive mothers

Combination of exclusive breastfeeding and the use of anti-retroviral treatment can significantly reduce the risk of transmitting HIV to babies through breastfeeding Oluremilekun Osobu-Asubiojo Mariam Agboola...

Nigeria working to be AIDS-free by 2030, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria has stated that Nigeria is working and hoping to be AIDS-free by 2015 as it aims to achieve its Sustainable...

Al-Makura employs 10 persons living with HIV/AIDs

Governor Umaru Al-Makura of Nasarawa state has offered employment to 10 persons out of 40 persons living with HIV/AIDs who had just concluded a...

Deaths from HIV, AIDS drop in Sub-Sahara Africa

The African Group at the United Nations General Assembly said on Tuesday that new infections and deaths from HIV and AIDS has continued to...

Ebola Virus Disease Outbreak In Nigeria: The Issues At Stake

By Jaye Gaskia My worry is that we might end up with a situation where only a few highbrow public and private schools are covered...

South Africa targets screening whole population for AIDS

South Africa's government plans to extend AIDS tests to the country's entire population and speed up antiretroviral treatment of those who test positive for...

People with HIV living longer – Study

HIV-positive people in the world's rich countries now live nearly as long as those who don't carry the AIDS-causing virus, as drugs have cut...

Road To Achieving Zero New HIV Infection

By Rasak Musbau When AIDS emerged from the shadows three decades ago, few people could predict how the epidemic would evolve, and fewer still could...

I Don’t Have AIDS, Says Ngozi Nwosu

Ailing star actress, Ngozi Nwosu, has described as evil the widespread speculations that she is suffering from the deadly Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, AIDS. The...

33.5 Million Living With HIV — WHO

By Oluremilekun Osobu-Asubiojo At least 33.6 million people globally have been diagnosed with HIV while an estimated 2.7 million others were newly infected with the...

Airtel, NACA Partner To Fight HIV/AIDS In Nigeria

Leading telecommunication services provider, Airtel Nigeria, and the National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) have announced a joint initiative aimed at stemming...

‘Expect HIV Vaccine In 5 Years’

The Institute of Human Virology, Nigeria (IHVN), says vaccine for treatment of Human Immuno-deficiency Virus that causes AIDS, may be available in the next...

Governor’s Wife Seeks Review Of Rape Laws

The wife of the Ebonyi governor, Mrs Josephine Elechi, wants the National Assembly and stakeholders to review the laws on rape in the country. Elechi...

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