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NIGERIA: Rights activist seeks to end discrimination against those with AIDS
9 May 2004 (PlusNews ), Femi Soyinka, one of Nigeria's leading human rights activists, has decided to take a public stand against the discrimination suffered by more than one million of his countrymen and women who are living with AIDS.
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=36968
NIGERIA: Persecuted gay community cautiously seeks voice
7 May 2004 (PlusNews ), Homosexuality is a criminal offence in Nigeria, but gay rights groups made their first ever appearance at the country's fourth national AIDS conference in the capital Abuja this week.
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=36969
NIGERIA: Cheap AIDS treatment scheme still has big problems
5 May 2004 (PlusNews ), A Nigerian government pilot programme to provide subsidised antiretroviral (ARV) treatment for people living with AIDS is inadequate and under threat from delayed funding and poor organisation, AIDS activists said on Wednesday.
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=36972
NIGERIA: President worried by spread of HIV
5 May 2004 (PlusNews ), Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo has expressed concern over the spread of the HI virus, a local newspaper, PM News, reported.
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=36936
NIGERIA: HIV prevalence fell last year, but is set to resume growth
4 May 2004 (PlusNews ), The percentage of Nigeria's population infected with the HIV virus fell for the first time last year, according to a government survey of pregnant women tested in ante-natal clinics.
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=36973
NIGERIA: Millions of condoms bought within months
4 May 2004 (PlusNews ), Figures released recently by the social marketing group, Society for Family Health, suggest that Nigerians bought an estimated 150 million condoms over a period of just three months, Deutsche Presse-Agentur reported.
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=36930
NIGERIA: Minister concerned by shock AIDS figures
3 May 2004 (PlusNews ), Some 3.8 million Nigerians are living with HIV/AIDS and the pandemic had already claimed an estimated 2.3 million people to date, Health Minister Eyitayo Lambo, has said.
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=36925
NIGERIA: Centre stage for AIDS at upcoming conference
29 April 2004 (PlusNews ), HIV/AIDS is set to take centre stage from 2 to 5 May as Nigeria's 4th National Conference on HIV/AIDS opens in the capital, Abuja.
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=36914
NIGERIA: Duty waiver urged on anti-AIDS drugs
13 April 2004 (PlusNews ), Pharmaceutical giant, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), has urged Nigeria's federal government to waive import duty on anti-AIDS drugs, a local newspaper, This Day, reported.
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=36861
NIGERIA: Safety of polio vaccine backed by president
19 March 2004 (PlusNews ), Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo has vouched for the safety of a polio vaccine following fears in four predominantly Muslim northern states that the vaccine causes HIV infection and infertility.
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=36763
NIGERIA: Safety of polio vaccine backed by president
19 March 2004 (PlusNews ), Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo has vouched for the safety of a polio vaccine following fears in four predominantly Muslim northern states that the vaccine causes HIV infection and infertility.
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=36764
NIGERIA: AIDS programme back on track
17 March 2004 (PlusNews ), Nigeria's AIDS treatment programme, recently hampered by anti-AIDS drug shortages, has had its stocks replenished, the Ministry of Health has said.
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=36749
NIGERIA: Private sector help needed for AIDS
3 March 2004 (PlusNews ), In an effort to prevent HIV/AIDS from sapping its economic lifeblood, Nigeria has urged the private sector to make a greater contribution to combating the disease.
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=36678
NIGERIA: HIV infection fears end polio campaign
1 March 2004 (PlusNews ), Efforts to inoculate children against polio in Nigeria's Islamic north have ended with only "mixed results", amid fears that the vaccine causes HIV infection.
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=36664
NIGERIA: HIV/AIDS prevalence rising
1 March 2004 (PlusNews ), The Nigerian Veneral Diseases Association has revealed that more than eight million Nigerians are currently HIV-positive.
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=36666
NIGERIA: Muslims fear HIV infection from polio vaccine
24 February 2004 (PlusNews ), Efforts to inoculate children against polio have been hampered in Nigeria's Islamic state of Kano, where Muslims believe the vaccine causes HIV infection.
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=36655
NIGERIA: New AIDS drug stock arrives
18 February 2004 (PlusNews ), Nigeria is importing US $4 million worth of anti-AIDS drugs in an effort to end a four-month shortage, the Ministry of Health announced.
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=36634
NIGERIA: Trip abroad for proof of AIDS-free polio vaccine
11 February 2004 (PlusNews ), Nigeria has announced that it is sending state and religious representatives abroad to help dispel beliefs that a polio vaccine could cause HIV infection.
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=36607
NIGERIA: Government subsidised AIDS drugs run low
4 February 2004 (PlusNews ), AIDS activists in Nigeria are concerned that some 14,000 HIV-positive people on government subsidised drugs are running out of supplies.
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=36579
NIGERIA: Over 14,000 on subsidised AIDS drugs run out of medication
3 February 2004 (PlusNews ), More than 14,000 living with AIDS in Nigeria who had been receiving antiretroviral (ARV) drugs subsidised by the government are running out of supplies, an HIV/AIDS activist group said on Tuesday.
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=36577

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