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Ugonna-Ora Owoh

Ugonna-Ora Owoh is a femme-queer Nigerian poet and journalist. His works have appeared or are forthcoming from Teen Vogue, The Independent, Stylist Magazine, OkayAfrica and elsewhere.

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Features

Some Nigerians With HIV Are Being Conned Into Thinking There’s a Cure

Christian churches in the world’s second most HIV-impacted country are making money with fraudulent claims that they can heal HIV.

By Ugonna-Ora Owoh
SARS protests
Features

The Nigerian Police Special Anti-Robbery Squad Is Also a Danger to Nigerians With HIV

This violent police unit has allegedly killed tens of thousands of Nigerians, tortured LGBTQ people, and stolen from its victims. And under lockdown, it’s been keeping people from their HIV meds.

By Ugonna-Ora Owoh
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Features

COVID-19 Has Created Serious Challenges for Nigeria’s HIV Organizations

Five HIV/AIDS services providers in the West African country discuss how they’re getting antiretrovirals to patients and meeting other immediate needs during the pandemic.

By Ugonna-Ora Owoh
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Features

What It Means to Be Queer and Living With HIV in Nigeria

Queer people with HIV in Nigeria face several threats: stigma, legal troubles and violence.

By Ugonna-Ora Owoh