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NIGERIA: New government/private sector partnership
17 February 2003 (PlusNews ), Nigeria's President Olusegun Obasanjo at the weekend said a recent partnership between the government and the private sector would raise awareness in corporate Nigeria about the impact of HIV/AIDS.
NIGERIA: President to receive HIV/AIDS award
13 February 2003 (PlusNews ), Nigeria's President Olusegun Obasanjo will be honoured for his leadership on HIV/AIDS locally and internationally, the US Harvard AIDS Institute said on Thursday.
NIGERIA: More treatment centres, cheaper drugs
23 January 2003 (PlusNews ), An additional 100 centres for the treatment and care of people living with HIV/AIDS (PWAs) will be opened this year by the federal government, the Guardian newspaper reported on Thursday.
NIGERIA: NGO warns of AIDS cure sharks
22 January 2003 (PlusNews ), Conventional and traditional doctors are extorting money from people living with HIV/AIDS (PWAs) by claiming to have a cure for the disease, HIV/AIDS organisation ActionHealth has warned.
NIGERIA: NIGERIA: Positive impact of corporate money on HIV/AIDS
9 December 2002 (PlusNews ), The African Red Cross Red Crescent Health Initiative (ARCHI) on Monday announced that a partnership struck with the Swiss food multinational Nestlé earlier this year was starting to have a positive impact on HIV/AIDS programmes in Nigeria.
NIGERIA: Obasanjo pledges to protect people with HIV/AIDS
3 December 2002 (PlusNews ), Nigeria's President Olusegun Obasanjo has pledged to introduce a law to protect people living with HIV/AIDS against discrimination in employment and access to social services.
NIGERIA: Struggling to promote awareness
29 November 2002 (PlusNews ), Huge billboards with life-size photographs of Nigeria's President Olusegun Obasanjo holding close two teenagers, a boy and girl, one on each side, have been springing up across the country in recent months.
NIGERIA: Country brief
23 September 2002 (PlusNews ), Country brief for Nigeria
NIGERIA: US, Britain to provide $140 million in aid
9 September 2002 (PlusNews ), The United States and Britain plan to provide Nigeria with assistance worth US $140 million over a six-year period aimed at cutting the infection rate of the HIV virus by 25 percent by 2008, officials said on Friday.
NIGERIA: Investigations disprove HIV/AIDS cure claims
13 June 2002 (PlusNews ), A two-year claim of an HIV/AIDS cure by 12 Nigerians has been been disproved by a National Institute for Pharmaceutical Research and Development (NIPRD) investigation, officials said on Wednesday.
NIGERIA: Antiretroviral scheme draws poor response
6 June 2002 (PlusNews ), A programme to provide subsidised treatment for people living with HIV/AIDS in Nigeria got underway in April after a months-long delay, but so far it has had a poor response from the over three million people infected nationwide, hospital sources said.
NIGERIA: Focus on HIV/AIDS in the north
13 February 2002 (PlusNews ), The combination of ignorance and misconceptions about HIV/AIDS is putting a huge wedge in the way of efforts to combat the pandemic in northern Nigeria, a region where poverty and local customs make young people particularly vulnerable to the virus.
NIGERIA: The customer is King
24 January 2002 (PlusNews ), Despite high levels of awareness about HIV/AIDS and condoms among Nigerian sex workers, their knowledge of transmission and risk factors surrounding the disease was low, a new study has found.
NIGERIA: Coming to grips with the epidemic - World AIDS Day Special
30 November 2001 (PlusNews ), Nigeria's HIV/AIDS prevalence rate of 5.8 percent may not sound especially high in a continent where double digit numbers are not unknown. But with a population of 120 million, it means that 3.47 million Nigerians are infected, representing more than 10 percent of all Africans, or over 8 percent of the global figure.
NIGERIA: Programme to supply AIDS drugs delayed
4 September 2001 (PlusNews ), A Nigerian pilot programme that would provide cheap antiretrovirals to people living with HIV/AIDS did not begin on 1 September as planned, Reuters reported last week.
NIGERIA: Journalists trained on HIV/AIDS reporting
23 July 2001 (PlusNews ), Journalist Against AIDS Nigeria (JAAIDS) organised a workshop on effective HIV/AIDS reporting in Lagos last week to provide basic HIV reporting skills for reporters and to address journalists’ attitudes and approaches towards HIV/AIDS, the Nigeria AIDS e-forum reported on Tuesday.

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