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Environment

A Timely Blessing: Economic Strengthening for Orphans and Vulnerable Children in Akwa Ibom State

The HIV/AIDS epidemic has taken a great toll on the lives of Nigerians. With 174,253 AIDS- related deaths recorded in 2014[i] alone, Nigeria’s estimated 17.5 million[ii] orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) as a result of HIV/AIDS are among the largest in the world. Often lacking parental support due to the loss of one or both

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Homelessness spurs HIV epidemic in teenagers: Controlling the epidemic in Rivers State

On Thursday, August 11, 2016, I sought to meet teenagers whose lives have been impacted positively by the US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). Supported by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Strengthening Integrated Delivery of HIV/AIDS Services (SIDHAS) project was quick to take me to two of their clients. 

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Viral load analysis, a motivation for antiretroviral therapy adherence and retention in Cross River State: A qualitative perspective

Globally, 7,000 young women are infected with HIV each week. It is against this background that this article aims to highlight the third ‘90’ in addressing the 90.90.90 target in the geographic areas with highest HIV prevalence in Cross River State. Special focus is dedicated to a HIV positive, young widow of three children, in

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A District Head becomes an Advocate of Community PMTCT

Sundimina town is approximately 85km from Birnin Kudu town within B/Kudu LGA of Jigawa State. A rising jewel city in Northern Nigeria. Peaceful and captivating from its vast reservoir of rice farms and home of the Hadejia-Jama’are river basin. On the 11th day of December 2013, financial support from the American people through the United

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