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Nigeria Has Second Largest HIV Epidemic Worldwide:unaids by edunwablog: 2:53am On Dec 05
The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) has reported that Nigeria purportedly has the second largest HIV epidemic in the world and has one of the highest new infection rates in sub-Saharan Africa.

This is just as it said 720,000 Nigerians are on United States PEPFAR-supported HIV treatment with approximately four million Nigerians having received HIV counseling and testing services in 2017 alone.
The acting Public Affairs Officer of the United States Consulate, Kevin Krapf, made this disclosure during the commemoration of the 2017 World AIDS day held in Lagos.

The commemoration was organised by the consulate in collaboration with the Lagos State University College of Medicine (LASUCOM) led by the Provost, Professor Babatunde Solagberu.
With the programmed theme: ‘Increasing Impact through Transparency, Accountability and Partnerships’, Krapf said it reflects the US government longstanding leadership in addressing global HIV/AIDS, increasing our impact to move epidemics from crisis toward control.


He said: “It also highlights the historic opportunity to accelerate progress toward controlling, and ultimately ending the HIV/AIDS epidemic as a public health threat in countries around the world.
“Finally, it emphasises the critical role of transparency, accountability, and partnerships in reaching these goals.

“According to the Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), Nigeria has the second largest HIV epidemic in the world and has one of the highest new infection rates in sub-Saharan Africa.
“Many people living with HIV in Nigeria are unaware of their status due to insufficient recommended number of HIV testing and counselling centres.

“Low access of antiretroviral treatment remains an issue for people living with HIV in Nigeria, and I welcome the new commitment of the Federal Government of Nigeria to use domestic funds to provide antiretroviral drugs to an additional 50,000 people living with HIV each year.
“The US government, through PEPFAR, has helped not only to save and improve millions of lives, but also transformed the global HIV/AIDS response.

“Currently, more than 720,000 Nigerians are on PEPFAR-supported HIV treatment and approximately four million Nigerians have received HIV counselling and testing services in 2017.
“Also, approximately 50,000 pregnant women have received antiretroviral drugs to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV.” Krapf added: “We are at an unprecedented moment in the global HIV/AIDS response. For the first time in modern history, we have the opportunity to change the very course of a pandemic by controlling it without a vaccine or a cure.

“Controlling the pandemic will lay the groundwork for eliminating or eradicating HIV which we hope will be possible through the future scientific breakthroughs which will lead to an effective HIV vaccine and cure.
“The US government continues to lead the way in the global HIV/AIDS response. But no one country or entity alone can end the AIDS pandemic.
“We are proud to partner governments, the private sector, philanthropic organisations, multilateral institutions, academic institutions, civil society and faith-based organisations, people living with HIV and many others in this project.

“Through this collective effort, we also expect to reduce the future costs required to sustain the HIV/AIDS response.”
It further said: “To accelerate progress toward HIV/AIDS epidemic control, PEPFAR continues to leverage the capabilities, assets, and technological know-how of the private sector, creating innovative solutions to complex problems.”

While thanking the Lagos State AIDS Control Agency for conducting a state-wide aggressive campaign, counselling and HIV/AIDS testing through its mobile clinic initiative, Krapf said their​determination to ensure a zero prevalence of HIV in the state aligns with the strategic plan of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief.
He also commended the Society for Family Health for providing quality health services to Nigerians, particularly the poor and vulnerable.

more details at http://www.akelicious.com/2017/12/nigeria-has-second-largest-hiv-epidemic.html

Re: Nigeria Has Second Largest HIV Epidemic Worldwide:unaids by MightySparrow: 3:24am On Dec 05
Poverty and sex age 5 and 6.

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Re: Nigeria Has Second Largest HIV Epidemic Worldwide:unaids by princeade86(m): 4:41am On Dec 05
good. there is no safety at all in every area in this country. even citizenship can't protect themselves with condom

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Re: Nigeria Has Second Largest HIV Epidemic Worldwide:unaids by bugidon(m): 4:45am On Dec 05
Nigeria, always setting bad records

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Re: Nigeria Has Second Largest HIV Epidemic Worldwide:unaids by Hiccups: 4:45am On Dec 05
shocked

This is scary angry

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Re: Nigeria Has Second Largest HIV Epidemic Worldwide:unaids by TaiKuun(m): 4:46am On Dec 05
Cxc
Re: Nigeria Has Second Largest HIV Epidemic Worldwide:unaids by Evaberry(f): 4:46am On Dec 05
....

A moment of prayers for the corpers serving in benue state

The state known for HIV and promiscuity. my heart goes out to you all and I hope you don't leave your ppa with the gift of hiv

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Re: Nigeria Has Second Largest HIV Epidemic Worldwide:unaids by ourkobo(m): 4:46am On Dec 05
only De Gea can save us

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Re: Nigeria Has Second Largest HIV Epidemic Worldwide:unaids by nony43(m): 4:47am On Dec 05
Condom na 100 box, yet some people still want skin to skin, I have noticed that ladies prefer skin to skin a lot

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Re: Nigeria Has Second Largest HIV Epidemic Worldwide:unaids by HRtechnique: 4:49am On Dec 05
Hmmmmm.
Scary.

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Re: Nigeria Has Second Largest HIV Epidemic Worldwide:unaids by kennynelcon(m): 4:49am On Dec 05
Reason I no wan do... Respect is reciprocal

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Re: Nigeria Has Second Largest HIV Epidemic Worldwide:unaids by femo86(m): 4:50am On Dec 05
And dis tin no dey show for face embarassed lipsrsealed embarassed

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Re: Nigeria Has Second Largest HIV Epidemic Worldwide:unaids by matuskyoo7(m): 4:50am On Dec 05
This is terrible
Re: Nigeria Has Second Largest HIV Epidemic Worldwide:unaids by TaiKuun(m): 4:52am On Dec 05
Of over 80 countries that I know, how can Nigeria be the second most infected country with HIV in the world. I wonder if these people farabale before they start making hasty announcements.

MEANWHILE, I'M A GRAPHIC DESIGNER AND FRONTEND WEB DEVELOPER, CHECK MY THREAD FOR MY PORTFOLIO.

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Re: Nigeria Has Second Largest HIV Epidemic Worldwide:unaids by 12345baba: 4:53am On Dec 05
Una no dey sleep? But HIV still dey kill?
Re: Nigeria Has Second Largest HIV Epidemic Worldwide:unaids by chloride6: 4:54am On Dec 05
People no dey sleep sha
Re: Nigeria Has Second Largest HIV Epidemic Worldwide:unaids by NCP: 4:55am On Dec 05
This is an alarming report. This APC govt must as a matter of urgency pursue the issue of HIV/AIDS by making sure existing programmes designed to curb this disaster are fully implemented. Or else we will continue to witness the rise of this threatening pandemic.

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Re: Nigeria Has Second Largest HIV Epidemic Worldwide:unaids by TEYA: 4:56am On Dec 05
This report is false and alarmist. The hiv/aids industry is a booming industry for the NGO business in Nigeria. What other way can they get cheap funds other than telling us Nigeria is one of the highest ranking countries in AIDS prevalence. NGOs can be disgusting! Making fortunes off the misery of others.

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Re: Nigeria Has Second Largest HIV Epidemic Worldwide:unaids by cooltola(m): 4:56am On Dec 05
Please HIV is real
Re: Nigeria Has Second Largest HIV Epidemic Worldwide:unaids by ncoolboiy(m): 4:56am On Dec 05
shocked with d rate of olosho wey dey now, I'm not surprised!

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Re: Nigeria Has Second Largest HIV Epidemic Worldwide:unaids by NokiaN8(m): 4:57am On Dec 05
It is well! pastors and Imams don't encourage wedding outside the blessing of God. preach virginity, a lady should keep her self, a man should keep himself. Campuses standards of Morals should be increased, it should be noted, parents should also be always accessible to listen to their children, indecent dressings should be discouraged, especially ladies this days. Mothers must work on their daughters, Indecent cloths must stop, Government should set up a task force to arrest, lockup any1 found indecently dressed. And Young girls an advise, if you doing Facebook, Instagram, demanding for money, you are postitutes. Greediness, shamelessness, adultery, you are wasting your future, a word is enough for the wise!

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Re: Nigeria Has Second Largest HIV Epidemic Worldwide:unaids by wickyyolo: 4:58am On Dec 05
nony43:
Condom na 100 box, yet some people still want skin to skin, I have noticed that ladies prefer skin to skin a lot
Don't mind them. If you use condom they will say it's paining them

Prevention is better than cure.

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Re: Nigeria Has Second Largest HIV Epidemic Worldwide:unaids by DIKEnaWAR: 4:59am On Dec 05
That's one thing all of them slay queens will never tell you; that deep in the jungle of their stylish lifestyle lies a deadly virus. Same with the men.

Stay safe. Play safe. Be faithful to one equally faithful partner. Abstinence is the best safeguard.

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Re: Nigeria Has Second Largest HIV Epidemic Worldwide:unaids by NokiaN8(m): 4:59am On Dec 05
NokiaN8:
It is well! pastors and Imams don't encourage wedding outside the blessing of God. preach virginity, a lady should keep her self, a man should keep himself. Campuses standards of Morals should be increased, it should be noted, parents should also be always accessible to listen to their children, indecent dressings should be discouraged, especially ladies this days. Mothers must work on their daughters, Indecent cloths must stop, Government should set up a task force to arrest, lockup any1 found indecently dressed. And Young girls an advise, if you doing Facebook, Instagram, demanding for money, you are postitutes. Greediness, shamelessness, adultery, you are wasting your future, a word is enough for the wise!
Parents and guildians should take note
Re: Nigeria Has Second Largest HIV Epidemic Worldwide:unaids by NokiaN8(m): 5:00am On Dec 05
NokiaN8:
It is well! pastors and Imams don't encourage wedding outside the blessing of God. preach virginity, a lady should keep her self, a man should keep himself. Campuses standards of Morals should be increased, it should be noted, parents should also be always accessible to listen to their children, indecent dressings should be discouraged, especially ladies this days. Mothers must work on their daughters, Indecent cloths must stop, Government should set up a task force to arrest, lockup any1 found indecently dressed. And Young girls an advise, if you doing Facebook, Instagram, demanding for money, you are postitutes. Greediness, shamelessness, adultery, you are wasting your future, a word is enough for the wise!
Youths take note, marketers for banks, insurance company take note...
Re: Nigeria Has Second Largest HIV Epidemic Worldwide:unaids by NokiaN8(m): 5:02am On Dec 05
NokiaN8:
It is well! pastors and Imams don't encourage wedding outside the blessing of God. preach virginity, a lady should keep her self, a man should keep himself. Campuses standards of Morals should be increased, it should be noted, parents should also be always accessible to listen to their children, indecent dressings should be discouraged, especially ladies this days. Mothers must work on their daughters, Indecent cloths must stop, Government should set up a task force to arrest, lockup any1 found indecently dressed. And Young girls an advise, if you doing Facebook, Instagram, demanding for money, you are postitutes. Greediness, shamelessness, adultery, you are wasting your future, a word is enough for the wise!
Mothers, take note
Re: Nigeria Has Second Largest HIV Epidemic Worldwide:unaids by careytommy7(m): 5:03am On Dec 05
The economic importance of oloshos right there!

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Re: Nigeria Has Second Largest HIV Epidemic Worldwide:unaids by michael142(m): 5:03am On Dec 05
I done already vow never to fall olosho again from 2018 sha

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Re: Nigeria Has Second Largest HIV Epidemic Worldwide:unaids by careytommy7(m): 5:04am On Dec 05
NokiaN8:
It is well! pastors and Imams don't encourage wedding outside the blessing of God. preach virginity, a lady should keep her self, a man should keep himself. Campuses standards of Morals should be increased, it should be noted, parents should also be always accessible to listen to their children, indecent dressings should be discouraged, especially ladies this days. Mothers must work on their daughters, Indecent cloths must stop, Government should set up a task force to arrest, lockup any1 found indecently dressed. And Young girls an advise, if you doing Facebook, Instagram, demanding for money, you are postitutes. Greediness, shamelessness, adultery, you are wasting your future, a word is enough for the wise!
undecided undecided undecided

What's is your own sef?
Just quoting and unquoting upandan
You don baff? angry

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Re: Nigeria Has Second Largest HIV Epidemic Worldwide:unaids by NokiaN8(m): 5:04am On Dec 05
NokiaN8:
It is well! pastors and Imams don't encourage wedding outside the blessing of God. preach virginity, a lady should keep her self, a man should keep himself. Campuses standards of Morals should be increased, it should be noted, parents should also be always accessible to listen to their children, indecent dressings should be discouraged, especially ladies this days. Mothers must work on their daughters, Indecent cloths must stop, Government should set up a task force to arrest, lockup any1 found indecently dressed. And Young girls an advise, if you doing Facebook, Instagram, demanding for money, you are postitutes. Greediness, shamelessness, adultery, you are wasting your future, a word is enough for the wise!
Sex,relationships,sugar daddies,sugar mummies take note,hungry ladies, greedy men/boys take note

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Re: Nigeria Has Second Largest HIV Epidemic Worldwide:unaids by Notmyproblem: 5:12am On Dec 05
NokiaN8:
..., indecent dressings should be discouraged, especially ladies this days. Mothers must work on their daughters, Indecent cloths must stop, Government should set up a task force to arrest, lockup any1 found indecently....

If indecent dressing is responsible for promiscuity then the rate of promiscuity would have been higher during the period our ancestors were running around unclad shortly before the arrival of the whitemen. If memory serves me right I am yet to read any report from the first colonial settler on the rate of promiscuity among the tribes or anything about the indecency of the society they met.

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Re: Nigeria Has Second Largest HIV Epidemic Worldwide:unaids by goslowgoslow: 5:24am On Dec 05
nony43:
Condom na 100 box, yet some people still want skin to skin, I have noticed that ladies prefer skin to skin a lot
Talking from experience

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