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The HIV/AIDS epidemic in Nigeria: progress, problems and prospects.
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PMID:  21416794     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Nigeria is Africa's most populous country, and is home to the third largest number of persons living with HIV/ AIDS in the world. Poverty, stigma, discrimination, and a poorly coordinated health system constitute major barriers to HIV treatment and prevention efforts. The purpose of this paper is to review the current status of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Nigeria, analyze the challenges facing provision of HIV/AIDS services, examine the prospects of attaining universal access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support, and advance recommendations for developing quality, sustainable and efficient HIV/AIDS services in Nigeria. HIV programs in Nigeria must emphasize sustainability of current foreign-donor driven treatment and prevention initiatives by engaging all segments of the society and enhancing community leadership and ownership of the programs.
Authors:
M H Aliyu; P Varkey; H M Salihu; Z Iliyasu; I S Abubakar
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  African journal of medicine and medical sciences     Volume:  39     ISSN:  0309-3913     ISO Abbreviation:  Afr J Med Med Sci     Publication Date:  2010 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-03-21     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7801013     Medline TA:  Afr J Med Med Sci     Country:  Nigeria    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  233-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Vanderbilt University Institute for Global Health, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
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