Nigerian Journal of Health and Biomedical Sciences

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Implementing a Multi-sectoral Control Strategy to Prevent the Human Immuno Virus(HIV) Infection Among Sexually Active Nigerians

Agarin Taghogho


Nigeria, the most populous nation in Africa is certainly one of the countries at the current focus of global interventions in the fight against the Human Immuno Deficiency Virus/Acquired Immuno Deficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS). The reasons are obvious-HIV sero-prevalence rates have surpassed the 5% infection rate among adults, a point at which rates soared to double-digit figures in Uganda and South Africa in the past1. With a population of 127 million, a double-digit infection rate will cause a large scale humanitarian disaster capable of undermining global effort to stem the spread of the disease. Yet control measures in place are ineffective in stemming the tide. This paper examines some problems with control and suggests solutions. To keep HIV infection under control, would require a multi-sectoral strategy, where every individual sees himself as a crucial ingredient of change.
KEY WORDS: HIV/AIDS, control strategy, Nigerians.
Nigerian Journal of Health and Biomedical Sciences Vol.4(1) 2005: 88-95
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