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NIGERIA: "Nollywood" joins fight against HIV

ABUJA, 17 October (PLUSNEWS) - Actors and filmmakers from 'Nollywood' - as Nigeria's film industry is colloquially known - have come out in support of the fight against HIV/AIDS. Full report


NIGERIA: Crackdown on dodgy blood banks

LAGOS, 28 July (PLUSNEWS) - HIV/AIDS has led to a far greater focus on safe donor blood than ever before but operating a blood bank or laboratory in Lagos, Nigeria's largest city, has not been strictly regulated until recently. Full report


NIGERIA: More ARV sites but some areas neglected - report

LAGOS, 18 July (PLUSNEWS) - Nigeria is rolling out anti-AIDS drugs to a growing number of people living with HIV/AIDS, but getting hold of the medication is still a major struggle for those living outside key urban centres. Full report


NIGERIA: Media praised for HIV/AIDS advocacy in UNGASS report

LAGOS, 30 May (PLUSNEWS) - A growing number of Nigerian journalists have evolved from mere reporters and broadcasters to being HIV/AIDS advocates, and their contribution is recognised in Nigeria's report on progress in meeting targets set by the 2001 United Nations General Assembly Special Session on HIV/AIDS (UNGASS). Full report


NIGERIA: New study tracks development of resistance to ARVs

LAGOS, 12 April (PLUSNEWS) - After a year of taking antiretrovirals (ARVs), more than a third of the patients surveyed in a study of Nigeria's treatment programme were not responding adequately to the medication, raising concerns about resistance. Full report


NIGERIA: Condom ads stir passionate debate

LAGOS, 27 March (PLUSNEWS) - Efforts to promote condom use in Nigeria could be threatened when the Nigerian Code of Advertising Practice starts being more strictly enforced on 1 July this year. Full report


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COMMUNITIES IN CRISIS
NIGERIA: Oldest and youngest carry the AIDS burden

NEW KARU, 1 September (PLUSNEWS - DFID) - Sometimes when stooped and grey-haired Kuzonyawo Tanko picks up his hoe to walk to the fields and farm, he breaks down and cries at the misfortune that AIDS has brought on his family. Full report


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