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Soldiers, policemen among groups with high HIV risks – FG

Olaleye Aluko, Abuja The Federal Government’s agency monitoring the Human Immunodeficiency Virus, National Agency for the Control of AIDS, has said that statistics showed that the police and the armed forces were among six groups with the highest risk of the virus. The NACA Director-General, Dr. Sani Aliyu, said this while delivering a lecture at...
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Nigeria had second largest HIV epidemic in 2016

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. ...
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UNICEF spends N200m to tackle `HIV in adolescents concern’ in Kaduna State

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. ...
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Man wrongly diagnosed of being HIV positive loses job

Man wrongly diagnosed of being HIV positive loses job

An Indian man from Uttrakhand was denied a visa to work in Dubai after he was wrongly diagnosed as being HIV positive by a lab in south Delhi. Salim Ahmed was referred to Neutech Medical Centre in New Friends Colony, Delhi, by a tout to get a mandatory medical...
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Less than 10 % young people know their HIV status in Kaduna – UNICEF

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, org...
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US embassy partners institute on HIV awareness

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 ...
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16, 000 persons living with HIV died in Borno in 3 years — Network

16, 000 persons living with HIV died in Borno in 3 years — Network

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. The post 16, 000 persons living with HIV died in Borno in 3 years — Network ap...
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NMA wants more research on HIV, AlDS

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 llo...
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4,079 persons infected with HIV in 9 months in Bauchi

4,079 persons infected with HIV in 9 months in Bauchi

4,079 persons infected with HIV in 9 months in Bauchi The post 4,079 persons infected with HIV in 9 months in Bauchi appeared first on Vanguard News. ...
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Nigeria’s flourishing ‘miracle cure’ business for HIV/AIDS

Nigeria’s flourishing ‘miracle cure’ business for HIV/AIDS

Blessing wanted to believe the advert on Facebook that promised "a cure for AIDS". ...
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