Available statistics indicates that Nigeria has the second largest HIV epidemic in the world and one of the highest rates of new infections on sun Saharan Africa. As the National Agency for the Control of Aids NACA continue to work assiduously to change the narrative,the greater risks observers believe remains the low level of access to treatment which is largely attributed to many AIDs related deaths in the country. As Nigeria joins the rest of the world to observe the world Aids day, NACA says it’s greatest challenge in the fight against the disease is the number of persons yet to know their HIV status. Speaking at the event to observe the day in Abuja, NACA Director General Dr Gambo Aliyu indicated plans by the agency to end all forms of inequality and upscale it’s enlightenment campaign to bring more positive persons especially pregnant women on board. On her part, the Coordinator of the National AIDS, Sexually Transmitted Infections Control and Hepatitis Program (NASCP), Dr Ikpeazu Akudo, raised concerns for Prevention of mother-to-child transmission and Epidemic Control. Meanwhile, summary of other speakers presentation indicated more push by all stakeholders in the fight against HIV/AIDS. The theme of the 2021 WAD is “End inequalities, End AIDS” through sustainable financing.
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