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The assessment, aimed at understanding gender dynamics critical for successful implementation of HIV and AIDS programmes in Nigeria, is to complement the National Strategic Plan (NSP) 2010-2015. Findings will be used to strengthen and consolidate existing HIV and AIDS control efforts at all levels and contribute to the implementation of the NSP and PCRP (President's Comprehensive Response Plan for HIV/AIDS in Nigeria).
Since the beginning of the epidemic sex workers have experienced a heightened burden of HIV across settings, despite their higher levels of HIV protective behaviors (UNAIDS, 2009). By gaining a deeper understanding of the epidemiologic and broader policy and social context within which sex work is set one begins to quickly gain a sense of the complex backdrop for increased risk to HIV among sex workers. …
The overall goal of the National Policy on HIV/AIDS is to provide a framework for advancing the national multi-sectoral response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Nigeria so as to achieve effective control by reducing the rate of the new infections, providing equitable care and support for those infected and affected, and mitigating the impact of the infection, thereby enabling all people in Nigeria to be able to achieve socially and economically productive lives free of the disease et its effects.
This document captures Nigeria's various contributions to regional and international international meetings between 1986 and 2003. The abstracts were grouped into the following sections: Basic Sciences, Clinical Success, Epidemiolmogy and prevention, Social sciences, Human rights
The contents of this bibliography have been classified into five main areas: Basic Science; Clinical Science; Epidemiology, Prevention and Public Health; Social Science; Rights, Policy, Commitment and Action. The production of this bibliography showed the existence of substantial information on various aspects of HIV/AIDS in Nigeria and that with proper planning such information could be collated. The collation of these materials is essential to help prevent duplication of research activities thus saving valuable time and resources, as well as provide relevant data and informtion on HIV/AIDS.
The HIV/AIDS Emergency Action Plan detailed here epresents the "Battle Plan" in the fight against HIV/AIDS.The Plan is the product of a consultative participatory process involving all Sectors, States, all tiers of government in all six geo-political zones, and strong partnership with International stakeholders.