The Nationwide AIDS Management Company has revealed that 1,619,133 of the 1.9 million Nigerians residing with the human immunodeficiency virus at the moment are on remedy.
NACA Director Common Dr. Gambo Aliyu revealed on Thursday, November 24 in Abuja in commemoration of World AIDS Day with the theme “Equalizing to Finish AIDS: Equal Entry to Therapy Providers”. and prevention”.
Aliyu additional revealed that new HIV infections have steadily decreased from 103,404 in 2019 to 92,323 in 2021. He additionally disclosed that there was vital development in key inhabitants remedy facilities.
“Nigeria’s success story is clear from the numerous drop in HIV prevalence from 3.4% in 2017 to a population-based prevalence of 1.3% in 2018.
“On the finish of September 2022, we’ve got 1,619,133 individuals on remedy, which is a major bounce from 838,020 individuals in 2017. Our remedy websites have elevated from 251 in 2007 to 2,262 in 2020.
“New HIV infections have steadily declined from 103,404 in 2019 to 92,323 in 2021. There was additionally vital development in key inhabitants remedy facilities from 10 websites in 2017 with protection from 16,147 to 118 in 2021 with protection of over 221,010 individuals.
“Via our Alignment 2.0, HIV prevention and remedy shifts accountability to states whereas making certain continued donor partnership and help.
“The launch of Nigeria’s 62 billion naira belief fund is one other step in direction of sustainable financing on the nationwide stage and possession of the nationwide response.
“Whereas we keep the management of the epidemic achieved up to now, we are going to focus extra on making certain the elevated availability, high quality and adequacy of HIV remedy, testing and prevention providers. HIV, so that everybody is effectively served.
“Entry to prevention, remedy, care and help providers will probably be scaled up for hard-to-reach populations, particularly communities circumscribed by battle,”