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NIGERIA: Increased AIDS figures cause for concern
20 January 2004 (PlusNews ), Figures to be released in February on the number of people living with HIV/AIDS in Nigeria could be higher than the 5.8 percent recorded for 2001, the chairman of the National Committee on AIDS (NACA) has said.
NIGERIA: Stock of subsidised drugs for AIDS runs out
15 January 2004 (PlusNews ), A Nigerian government programme to provide antiretroviral treatment at subsidised prices for people living with HIV/AIDS is under threat because the initial stock of drugs is running out and has not been replenished, officials said.
NIGERIA: More women shun HIV-positive relatives
14 January 2004 (PlusNews ), More men than women in Nigeria are willing to care for relatives living with HIV/AIDS, a new survey has found.
NIGERIA: Fresh anti-AIDS drug supply on its way
12 January 2004 (PlusNews ), Nigerian AIDS activists recently expressed concern that the country's antiretroviral shortfall could have "disastrous consequences" for HIV-positive people already on treatment.
NIGERIA: Low risk perception spreads HIV - survey
5 January 2004 (PlusNews ), Efforts to curb the spread of HIV/AIDS in Nigeria may be hampered by the overwhelming majority of people who still believe they will not be infected, a new survey has found.
NIGERIA: High police AIDS incedence feared
19 December 2003 (PlusNews ), The Commissioner of Police for Nigeria's Enugu State, Maurice Abe, has expressed concern over the high incidence of HIV/AIDS within the police force.
NIGERIA: AIDS drug shortage "disastrous" - activists
12 December 2003 (PlusNews ), AIDS activists in Nigeria are concerned that the country's antiretroviral drug shortfall could have "disastrous consequences" for HIV-positive people already on treatment.
NIGERIA: Prevalence rates rise despite anti-AIDS messages
23 October 2003 (PlusNews ), A new film funded by the US Agency for International Development (USAID) is reaching millions of people in the northern part of Nigeria with important anti-AIDS messages.
NIGERIA: Lawyers tackle AIDS discrimination in south east
21 October 2003 (PlusNews ), Two NGOs in southeastern Nigeria have threatened legal action against businesses and organisations discriminating against people living with HIV/AIDS.
NIGERIA: AIDS committee neglects rural communities
3 October 2003 (PlusNews ), Nigeria's National Action Committee on AIDS (NACA) was recently criticised for its neglect of rural areas in the country's efforts to tackle HIV/AIDS.
NIGERIA: No drug plan for HIV-positive children
27 August 2003 (PlusNews ), An AIDS NGO in Nigeria has expressed concern over the lack of treatment for the country's children living with HIV/AIDS.
NIGERIA: Disturbing numbers - HIV/AIDS committee
15 August 2003 (PlusNews ), Some four million people in Nigeria are currently living with HIV/AIDS, the country's National Action Committee on AIDS (NACA) has said.
NIGERIA: Drug giant slashes antiretroviral prices
12 August 2003 (PlusNews ), Pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has announced a further price reduction across its full range of HIV/AIDS drugs in Nigeria.
NIGERIA: Obasanjo launches new HIV/AIDS policy
5 August 2003 (PlusNews ), President Olusegun Obasanjo has launched a new HIV/AIDS policy to combat the stigma attached to the disease and promote a sense of collective responsibility for fighting it.
NIGERIA: Nigeria gets Global AIDS Fund money
26 June 2003 (PlusNews ), Nigeria is set to benefit from a recently signed Global AIDS Fund grant agreement, local newspaper This Day reported on Thursday.
NIGERIA: Thumbs-up for AIDS testing and counselling
25 June 2003 (PlusNews ), A voluntary counselling and testing (VCT) programme proposed by an AIDS NGO has been well-received in Nigeria, the local Daily Trust newspaper reported on Tuesday.
NIGERIA: Education a weapon against AIDS - minister
18 June 2003 (PlusNews ), Nigeria's ministry of education has called for a teaching process that includes HIV/AIDS education, the local Daily Trust newspaper reported on Tuesday.
NIGERIA: Postal service to stamp out stigma
15 May 2003 (PlusNews ), Nigeria is set to use postal stamps as an HIV/AIDS education tool, the local newspaper Vanguard reported on Wednesday.
NIGERIA: Little access to cheap HIV/AIDS drugs
18 March 2003 (PlusNews ), A Lagos-based NGO on Tuesday said despite HIV/AIDS drugs in Nigeria being among the cheapest in the world, many people still had problems accessing them.
NIGERIA: Further funding to combat HIV/AIDS
12 March 2003 (PlusNews ), Nigeria's Yobe and Nassarawa states will benefit from a US $10 million loan for the treatment of HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis, local newspaper This Day reported on Tuesday.

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