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  1. National HIV/AIDS stigma reduction strategy: Stigma and discrimination reduction in the national HIV/AIDS response

    The Nigerian HIV prevalence rate is declining however, stigma indices does not show corresponding decline. Drivers of the HIV epidemic include the structural, contextual and social factors, such as poverty, gender inequality, inequity and poor access to health care, as well as stigma and discrimination and other human rights violations. However, several positive actions have been taken to address stigma and discrimination issues in the country. …

  2. Promoting gender responsive budgeting in the national response on HIV and AIDS in Nigeria

    In 2015, the National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) with the support of UNWomen, UNAIDS and UNDP implemented a project titled 'Institutional Strengthening for Enhanced Gender Responsive HIV Response in Nigeria'. The goal of this initiative was to strengthen institutional mechanisms for strategic integration of gender mainstreaming in the national, state level (5 states) and institutional response to HIV and AIDS in Nigeria. …

  3. National strategic framework on HIV and AIDS: 2017-2021

    The National HIV and AIDS Strategic Framework (NSF) 2017-2021 succeeds the National HIV and AIDS Strategic Framework 2010-2015 and the National HIV and AIDS Strategic Plan 2010-2015. This NSF was developed through a highly participatory and consultative process that involved a wide cross-section of stakeholders. Vision of the National Strategic Framework The vision of the NSF is “An AIDS-free Nigeria, with zero new infection, zero AIDS-related discrimination and stigma”. …

  4. Revised national HIV and AIDS strategic framework 2019-2021: Future directions for the HIV/AIDS response in Nigeria

    This Revised Strategic Framework is aimed at supporting the fast-tracking of our national AIDS response by urgently communicating the most essential new findings and providing renewed strategic guidance. It links our new strategic directions to important changes in the institutional and financial mechanisms supporting the AIDS response in our nation.

  5. National HIV/AIDS prevention plan 2014-2015

    This National Prevention Plan 2014-2015, is the third in the series of developing national prevention plans. This plan provides strategic direction and guidance for HIV programming in Nigeria. It has been informed by the expanded evidence-base (including NARHS 2013, epidemic appraisals, findings of the mid-term review of the National Strategic Plan for HIV/AIDS and other studies undertaken at the regional and state levels). The goal of this Plan (NPP 2014-2015) is to scale up evidence-based programming using targeted interventions and standardized intervention packages at scale. …

  6. National guidelines on HIV/AIDS care and support 2014

    The National Guidelines for HIV/AIDS Care and Support offers general recommendations for the Care and Support of persons living with HIV/AIDS, persons affected by HIV/AIDS and service providers. It provides a general overview of the status of HIV/AIDS Care and Support in Nigeria with emphasis on progress made thus far. The document has six chapters that address the key components of HIV/AIDS Care and Support thus providing an implementable framework for the effective delivery of HIV/AIDS Care and Support services. …

  7. HIV/AIDS vulnerabilities, discrimination, and service accessibility among Africa’s youth: Insights from a multi-country study

    Africa’s young people aged 15–24 are disproportionately affected by HIV and AIDS. The impact of the epidemic on young people calls for close attention to the youth dimensions of the epidemic. To inform the development of more effective policies for targeting youth and meeting their needs, the Population Council and partners conducted a study of HIV risk-taking and health-seeking behaviors among young people in Egypt, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, and Uganda. …

  8. Progress towards universal access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support

    This report intends to highlight progress made by Nigeria towards achievement of the universal targets particularly and the way forward.

  9. The national HIV/AIDS behaviour change communication strategy 2009-2014

    The National Behaviour Change Communication (BCC) Strategy (2009-2014) will enable all implementing partners to develop and implement more effective HIV interventions by strengthening the BCC capacity of their program managers. It will also provide a strategic focus to planning BCC for a harmonised and coordinated response at all levels. This revised document builds on the National Prevention Plan for Nigeria, launched in 2008, which seeks to provide states with a minimum package of prevention activities. …

  10. Are Africans practicing safer sex: evidence from demographic and health surveys for eight countries

    The authors use repeated rounds of Demographic and Health Survey data from eight african countries to examine changes in and determinants of three HIV risk behaviors: age at first intercourse; number of current sexual partners, and use of condoms. They find some evidence of changes in sample composition, which is easily handled in a multivariate framework, and find evidence as well of changes in how people respond to questions about HIV behavior. …

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