UNDP, 2004. 125 p.
This report takes an in-depth look at HIV and AIDS in Nigeria and its effects on the dimensions of human development including the capacity for people to lead long and healthy lives, to be knowledgeable and to have a decent standard of living. Based on the available literature on HIV and AIDS in Nigeria, this report finds that there is a generalized epidemic. There are large regional variations in HIV prevalence with an alarming increase in prevalence in formerly low prevalence areas. The report notes that while the primary effects of the disease are devastating to the individual, family and nations, the secondary effects are equally important including the needs of millions of orphans requiring care and support from ageing relatives. The report has examined both achievements and constraints to the country's response to HIV and AIDS and come up with powerful recommendations on what needs to be done, offering concrete policy messages that promote a comprehensive approach and mobilize actors and institutions well beyond the health sector.
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