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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
From Rural New York, Rolake Odetoyinbo Fights for the Rights of Nigerian Women and Girls With HIV Img

From Rural New York, Rolake Odetoyinbo Fights for the Rights of Nigerian Women and Girls With HIV

For National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day on March 10, we honor the work of Rolake Odetoyinbo, who fights for the human rights of women and girls, the LGBT community, and people with HIV in Nigeria.

By Sam Avrett
In Nigeria most people have to pay for healthcare out of their own pockets. (Credit: EU/ECHO/Isabel Coello)

Free ARVs Are Not Enough: The Hidden Costs of Treating HIV in Nigeria

The Nigerian government's decision to provide free antiretrovirals has not been enough to eliminate the high and sometimes inequitable economic burden of HIV/AIDS on households.

By Obinna Onwujekwe for The Conversation
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Friday: Global Day of Action in Support of Nigeria's LGBT Community

Calling All U.S.-Based Advocates!

Join the Global Day of Action on Friday, March 7, in support of Nigeria's LGBT community.

By HIV Prevention Justice Alliance
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Whoopi Goldberg Calls for Global Solidarity With LGBT Ugandans and Nigerians

Saying "It isn't right to imprison someone for who they are," Oscar winner Whoopi Goldberg used a YouTube video to put out a call for global solidarity.

By Human Rights Campaign
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Nigeria: New HIV Drug Reaches Lagos in Win for Campaigners

On Tuesday, a Doctors Without Borders clinic in Lagos received the first shipment of a new Kaletra formulation that requires no refrigeration, fewer pills, and does not have to be combined with food. Kaletra is not yet officially registered in Nigeri...

By CDC National Prevention Information Network
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Doctors Without Borders Blasts Nigeria's Approach to HIV/AIDS

Nigeria's fee-based provision of antiretroviral therapy at government hospitals is a significant barrier to ARV access, according to a Doctors Without Borders study. "Nearly 50 percent of the patients live on less than $36 per month, yet they are pay...

By CDC National Prevention Information Network
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Nigeria Has World's Third-Highest HIV Prevalence Rate, USAID Says

USAID last week at a public hearing by the Nigeria House of Representatives Committee on Health said Nigeria has the world's third-highest HIV/AIDS prevalence rate with four million people living with the virus, Daily Trust/AllAfrica.com reports. Nig...

By Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation