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NIGERIA: Number of ARV sites more than doubled
15 March 2006 (PlusNews ), Nigeria has more than doubled its number of free antiretroviral (ARV) treatment facilities, the National Action Committee on AIDS (NACA) said on Tuesday.
NIGERIA: Poor AIDS awareness in provinces
24 February 2006 (PlusNews ), Government officials in Nigeria's oil producing Bayelsa state, have expressed concern over the poor level of HIV/AIDS awareness among the area's rural population.
NIGERIA: Lax AIDS awareness among Bayelsa rural dwellers
24 February 2006 (PlusNews ), Government officials in Nigeria's oil producing Bayelsa state, have expressed concern over the poor level of HIV/AIDS awareness among the area's rural folk.
NIGERIA: Boost in sex education urged
23 February 2006 (PlusNews ), Nigeria's National Action Committee on HIV/AIDS (NACA) has called for a greater focus on sex education in the fight against the pandemic.
NIGERIA: Plans announced for innovative AIDS think-tank
8 February 2006 (PlusNews ), Nigeria and UNAIDS have signed an agreement for the establishment of an Africa Centre for AIDS Management.
NIGERIA: US millions pledged for AIDS fight
19 January 2006 (PlusNews ), US First Lady Laura Bush has announced a pledge of $163 million to help tackle HIV/AIDS in Nigeria.
NIGERIA: ICASA gains review announced
17 January 2006 (PlusNews ), African leaders are to meet in Nigeria to discuss progress and strategies in their fight against HIV/AIDS, Nigeria's official news agency NAN has reported.
NIGERIA: Free AIDS treatment sites to double
12 January 2006 (PlusNews ), Nigeria plans in the next three months to double its number of anti-AIDS treatment sites to 66, the National Action Committee on AIDS (NACA) announced recently.
NIGERIA: Free anti-AIDS medication available in January
3 January 2006 (PlusNews ), Nigeria is to start dispensing free antiretroviral (ARV) drugs to people living with HIV/AIDS in January 2006, the government announced last week.
NIGERIA: Funding agencies demand greater accountability
7 December 2005 (PlusNews ), Amid fears of dwindling HIV/AIDS funding, donor agencies have called for increased accountability and transparency by African governments in the fight against the pandemic.
NIGERIA: MSF research highlights treatment threat
6 December 2005 (PlusNews ), The lack of free AIDS treatment in Nigeria is increasing the risk of treatment failure, according to new research by the medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF).
NIGERIA: Global Fund grant threatened
6 December 2005 (PlusNews ), Anxiety is mounting in Nigeria’s HIV/AIDS community amid reports that the Global Fund secretariat has recommended to its board not to extend funding of Nigeria's grant into phase II.
NIGERIA: Poor money management could endanger AIDS grants
18 November 2005 (PlusNews ), The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria says Nigeria may be risking the loss of millions of dollars in HIV/AIDS funding due to a lack of transparency and the failure of authorities to meet treatment targets.
NIGERIA: Plea not to pull plug on HIV/AIDS funding
9 November 2005 (PlusNews ), Nigerian HIV/AIDS stakeholders have petitioned the Global Fund to ensure funding continuity despite complaints about financial mismanagement by implementing organisations.
NIGERIA: UNICEF highlights impact of AIDS on kids
9 November 2005 (PlusNews ), Nigerian children are paying a high price for HIV/AIDS, the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) warned on Tuesday during the launch of a global campaign aimed at addressing the issue.
NIGERIA: Government releases $680,000 to combat HIV/AIDS
20 October 2005 (PlusNews ), The Nigerian government has released Naira 90 million (US $680,000) ahead of the International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa, to be held in the capital, Abuja, from 4 to 9 December.
NIGERIA: A lethal dose of shame
18 October 2005 (PlusNews ), When it became clear that Awa was dying of an AIDS-related illness, her family left her on the side of the road where the 40-year-old's body was found three days later.
NIGERIA: HIV testing campaign draws poor response
13 October 2005 (PlusNews ), Motivating people in Lagos, Nigeria's economic capital, to be tested for HIV/AIDS has been an uphill battle, despite widespread campaigns.
NIGERIA: Children orphaned by AIDS slipping through the cracks
6 October 2005 (PlusNews ), Five year-old Fati could barely hold back her tears. This little girl who loves going to school had just been sent home. Like the other three kids turned away at the gates on the first day of classes, Fati is HIV-positive and has been orphaned by AIDS.
NIGERIA: Government to scale up HIV/AIDS treatment as funding increases
20 September 2005 (PlusNews ), Nigeria has promised to open 100 new treatment centres, drastically increasing access to antiretroviral therapy (ART) for the rising number of people living with HIV/AIDS.

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