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1.55 Million Young Nigerians Living With HIV/AIDS

April 28, 2014

This article was reported by the National Mirror.

The National Mirror reported that medical practitioner and researcher Dr. Otibho Obianwu announced that at least 1.55 million young Nigerians currently have HIV/AIDS and more than 50 million are at risk for contracting the disease from unprotected sex. Obianwu made these statements during a media researcher advocacy workshop organized by Population Council, an international nongovernmental organization, in Lagos on April 23. Obianwu said HIV information released by the Nigerian government demonstrated that approximately 3.1 million individuals have received HIV/AIDS diagnoses and at least half of those infected are young people. She added that affected youth do not access available HIV/AIDS counseling services and most are not aware of their HIV status.

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This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.
 
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