Awareness of HIV/AIDS in north-eastern Nigeria

Journal of AIDS & Clinical Research

ISSN: 2155-6113

Open Access

Awareness of HIV/AIDS in north-eastern Nigeria

Joint Event on 11th International Virology Summit & 7th World Congress on Control and Prevention of HIV/AIDS, STDs & STIs

July 01-02, 2019 Valencia, Spain

Musa Chiwa Dalah

Yobe State University, Nigeria

Posters & Accepted Abstracts: J AIDS Clin Res

Abstract :

Prevention is better than Cure. The effect of Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immune deficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) global epidemic continues to emerge decades after the first wave of infection. One key aspect of controlling the epidemic is by enlightening the general public on the epidemic. That is on how it can be contracted and controlled. Since the start of the epidemic many measures have been taken by government and nongovernmental organizations to control the epidemic but still it continued to infect and kill many people. The measure taken includes manufacturing antiretroviral drugs and therapy, using of condoms and enlightment among others. Nigeria consists of thirty six (36) states and the federal capital territory (FCT) Abuja, and these are grouped in to six geopolitical zones. North-Eastern Nigeria consist of six states (6) namely Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Taraba and Yobe states with a total population of about twenty five million (25m), most of the people live in the rural areas where level of education is low, level of poverty is high and culture and tradition may contribute to the spread of the epidemic. Using secondary data from Federal Ministry of Health, the study will find out are the people of North- Eastern Nigeria aware of HIV/AIDS? Statistical methods and techniques will be used in analyzing the data.

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