Legal/Judicial Enforcement Approaches towards Prevention and Protection of Children Infected and Living with HIV/AIDS in Nigeria

  • BN Okpalaobi
  • HO Onyi-Ogelle

Abstract

The issue of children living with HIV is a serious problem in Nigeria. This paper will assess the problem of children living /infected with HIV including the underlying reasons for increase in the number infected yearly. It is also going to discuss current measures to be employed by all the stakeholders to curtail this infection. It is included that the measures are insufficient to end this child HIV infection. The paper posits that the effective means to end this child infection would be on a number of procedures put in place with clear standards of enforcement and where possible sanctions. Child HIV infection is not only peculiar to Nigeria. It is an international problem and needs international solution. Nigerian should for all intents and purposes wake up towards eradicating and managing the problem.
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