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Women Contract HIV More Than Men: NACA The Growing Number Worrisome

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The National Agency for the Control of AIDS, NACA, says more women contract HIV every day.

The Deputy Director, Gender Human Right and Care Services, Dr Yinka Falola-Anoemuah HIV AIDS SYMBOL Falola-Anoemuah made the revelation at the graduation ceremony and presentation of certificate to AIDS vulnerable and indigent women and girls living with HIV/AIDS who benefited from the empowerment and skills acquisition program organized by the organisation in partnership with Association of Women Living with HIV/AIDS in Nigeria, ASWHAN.

Also speaking at the event, Dr Sani Aliyu, Acting Director-General, National Agency for the Control of AIDS, NACA, said the aim of the empowerment is to transform the lives of young girls that are highly vulnerable.

“The empowerment will go a long way because globally, there are five pillars of prevention that are recognized. And one of those pillars is to target adolescent girls and young women with effective intervention and such include economic empowerment,”.

In his contribution Senator Dipo Odujirin, Chairman of Tosin Anibaba Memorial, TAM, Fund in Lagos, reiterated that more women contract HIV on a daily basis. “Currently, NACA is doing a lot to ensure that there is information and assisting people to get the necessary economical and medical help so that it doesn’t get to AIDS,” he said.


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