Nigeria’s AIDS response has gained steady momentum in the past four years, John Idoko, the NACA Director-General, said in Abuja while briefing the media in preparation for the 2015 World AIDS Day that falls on Dec. 1.

“We now need new commitment and support and we are hereby calling on Nigerians and the country’s partners to renew their commitment to ending AIDS by 2030,” he added.

The Nigerian official said for AIDS to end by 2030, the country needed to fund the 90:90:90 strategies in order to eliminate the progression of AIDS, premature death and HIV transmission.

He said the 90-90-90 targets referred to the pathway by which a person was tested, linked and retained in HIV care and the way the Anti Retroviral Drug was initiated and adhered to.

He added that the World AIDS Day was to create awareness about HIV/AIDS; to reduce stigma and discrimination against people living with or affected by HIV and also advocate for more private sector partnership. Enditem

Source: Xinhua


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