It was announced that 1.8 million people in the West African country of Nigeria have Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS).
Aliyu Gambo, Director of Nigeria’s National AIDS Control Program (NACA), stated that the country has made significant progress in the fight against HIV/AIDS in the last few years.
Gambo stated that the number of people with the virus has decreased this year compared to previous years and said, “The desired results of various campaigns against AIDS are slowly starting to be achieved. However, in some parts of the country, those who carry the virus are still discriminated against.”
Noting that approximately 1.8 million people across the country have AIDS, Gambo said 1.6 million of them are under treatment.
Gambo called on the public to get tested for the virus and for parents to play an important role for their children in the fight against AIDS.