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3.2m Nigerians Live With HIV by dridowu: 6:23pm On Apr 24, 2015
The Society for Family Health says more than 3.2 million Nigerians are still living with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV).
Bright Ekweremadu, the Managing Director of the society, said this on Thursday in Abuja at a forum to mark the end of Enhancing Nigeria’s Response (ENR) to HIV and AIDS programme.
He solicited realistic programmes to fight the virus, insisting that with the prevalent rate, much had to be done to tackle the menace.
“There have been tremendous improvements in addressing and halting the HIV and AIDS burden in Nigeria, there is still a lot to be done especially in regard to expanding access to services,” he said.

According to Ekweremadu, the ENR is one of Nigeria’s largest HIV/AIDS grants.

“ENR was funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) to promote sexual reproductive health and HIV reduction in Nigeria.

“Its goal was to also contribute to reducing the spread of HIV epidemic and mitigating the impact of AIDS in Nigeria,” he added.
He said the ENR programme was a six-year programme inaugurated in 2009 with a focus on eight high prevalence states.

He said the programme will improve access to effective HIV and AIDS prevention, treatment, care and support information and services for people most vulnerable to infection.
Ekweremadu thanked the DFID for funding the programme and the long standing support and partnership.
In a remark, the representative of DFID, Dr Kemi Williams, said that Nigeria had the second highest prevalent rate of HIV, calling for concerted effort to check the scourge.

She said that through the ENR, “comprehensive HIV knowledge increased from 45 per cent for males and 38 per cent for females by 2014.”
She noted that 1.2 billion male condoms and 4 million female condoms were distributed in the six years of the programme.

“These condoms with the associated health promotion and increased use prevented an estimated 109, 364 new HIV infections,” she said.
Also speaking, Prof. John Idoko, Director-General, National Agency for the Control of AIDS, said with the end of the ENR programme, there was the need for government to internally fund HIV projects in the country.

“Government at the centre and state level are improving the resources for tackling HIV and AIDS,” he said.
NAN reports that the ENR programme was implemented by a consortium comprising Society for Family Health, ActionAid Nigeria, BBC Media Action, Population Council and Crown Agents.

http://www.pmnewsnigeria.com/2015/04/24/3-2m-nigerians-live-with-hiv/

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Re: 3.2m Nigerians Live With HIV by dridowu: 6:25pm On Apr 24, 2015
pls check ur HIV status to avoid spread.

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Re: 3.2m Nigerians Live With HIV by Dahjhi: 6:26pm On Apr 24, 2015
could be true..
tucky200:
Chisos ...3.2million...knacking suspended grin
Till when? cheesy

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Re: 3.2m Nigerians Live With HIV by Nobody: 7:00pm On Apr 24, 2015
I can bet 85% of those living with the virus contracted it through raw sex....The pleasure of raw sex be tempting like the Apple from the garden of eden...

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Re: 3.2m Nigerians Live With HIV by tucky200(m): 7:00pm On Apr 24, 2015
Chisos ...3.2million...knacking suspended grin

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Re: 3.2m Nigerians Live With HIV by otijah(m): 7:00pm On Apr 24, 2015
Those above Me shouting, I don't see anything wrong with the figure. In a country of over 185 mIllion citizens and 3.2Million outt of it has HIV I think its ok. That's My humble opinion

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Re: 3.2m Nigerians Live With HIV by Holluwatarhyor(m): 7:01pm On Apr 24, 2015
shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked
shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked
shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked
shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked
God help us all....my family and those reading this will never contact it in Jesus name....
Those with it already....God loves you,be glad always...He's the great comforter

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Re: 3.2m Nigerians Live With HIV by seunoni34(m): 7:01pm On Apr 24, 2015
Kai! And I bn wan bleep someone without cd tonight o.
Re: 3.2m Nigerians Live With HIV by maximunimpact(m): 7:01pm On Apr 24, 2015
I thaught HIV is gone and buried? i think from now on, any new babe i meet will have to do HIV test if she must taste my paradise.

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Re: 3.2m Nigerians Live With HIV by Notion(m): 7:01pm On Apr 24, 2015
3.2m? I see
Re: 3.2m Nigerians Live With HIV by ghanaman5050: 7:01pm On Apr 24, 2015
That is not true .

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Re: 3.2m Nigerians Live With HIV by LEXYCOM: 7:01pm On Apr 24, 2015
I dey even suspect you......I mean you.
Re: 3.2m Nigerians Live With HIV by okotv(m): 7:02pm On Apr 24, 2015
and some people still sleep around with out care
Re: 3.2m Nigerians Live With HIV by ohenhen1: 7:02pm On Apr 24, 2015
About 1.8 percent of the population. That is a large number.
Re: 3.2m Nigerians Live With HIV by 50calibre(m): 7:02pm On Apr 24, 2015
Nigeria is only behind South Africa which has around 6 million people living with HIV.

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Re: 3.2m Nigerians Live With HIV by chezholy(m): 7:02pm On Apr 24, 2015
That's serious.
Re: 3.2m Nigerians Live With HIV by Elcid1(m): 7:02pm On Apr 24, 2015
20 in every state atleast shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked
Re: 3.2m Nigerians Live With HIV by baybeeboi: 7:03pm On Apr 24, 2015
that's not true,
about 25m Nigerians have HIV

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Re: 3.2m Nigerians Live With HIV by ohenhen1: 7:03pm On Apr 24, 2015
Used to be higher in the 90's.
Re: 3.2m Nigerians Live With HIV by jamex93(m): 7:03pm On Apr 24, 2015
na wa o




so naija ppl too dey nak like dis
Re: 3.2m Nigerians Live With HIV by efilefun(m): 7:03pm On Apr 24, 2015
huh
Re: 3.2m Nigerians Live With HIV by Nobody: 7:03pm On Apr 24, 2015
Inevitably
Re: 3.2m Nigerians Live With HIV by mascot87(m): 7:03pm On Apr 24, 2015
Lies, fools, ediots. who are dey trying to impress with this rubbish statistics

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Re: 3.2m Nigerians Live With HIV by twosquare: 7:03pm On Apr 24, 2015
3.2m out of 170m.....fair perhaps but ignorance is the major cause for that high number
Re: 3.2m Nigerians Live With HIV by bunmioguns(m): 7:04pm On Apr 24, 2015
Shine your eyes wella

Re: 3.2m Nigerians Live With HIV by Wittylens(m): 7:04pm On Apr 24, 2015
I'm not surprised...
Re: 3.2m Nigerians Live With HIV by Ozigbondu(m): 7:04pm On Apr 24, 2015
Are you serious shocked to all the bleepers out there don't fear it is less than 3% of our population cheesy but still zip up angry
Re: 3.2m Nigerians Live With HIV by kpolli(m): 7:04pm On Apr 24, 2015
Time to zip up!!!
Re: 3.2m Nigerians Live With HIV by Ch1z0(m): 7:04pm On Apr 24, 2015
Fp
Re: 3.2m Nigerians Live With HIV by Blurry: 7:04pm On Apr 24, 2015
So how exactly did they came up with this 3.2m figure.

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