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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

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

Sex Workers in Nigeria Need PrEP!

"The zeal I have for sex workers is peaked because I am a sex worker," explains Narah. "We need PrEP as sex workers in our country because most of our members are dying just because they have no knowledge about PrEP."

By Narah for HIVE

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

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

Nigeria's Same-Sex Marriage Prohibition Act and HIV

Last week, Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan ignored local and international pressure and signed one of the world's most discriminatory pieces of legislation related to LGBT rights. In early December, I visited Abuja, Nigeria, to attend a national...

By Kent Klindera for amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research

Day One With HIV: "I Had to Give My Baby a Chance at HIV-Free Life"

"I visited the hospital on the 27th of December and I was told I couldn't have my baby alone, only with a C-section to save his life -- because I had been discovered to have HIV," recalls Anuoluwapo, from Nigeria.

By Anuoluwapo

Nigeria: NACA, Partners Tackle Funding Gaps, HIV/AIDS Vaccine Plan Implementation

The National Agency for the Control of AIDS and partners have convened a validation meeting to work on an operational plan that would facilitate the implementation of the recently launched National HIV Vaccine Plan. They are determined to bridge the ...

By CDC National Prevention Information Network

Nigeria Pushes Ahead With Anti-Gay Bill Despite U.S. Moves

Nigeria's House of Representatives on Wednesday introduced an anti-gay bill despite recent US and UK government moves aimed at supporting LGBT rights internationally. Passed by the Senate last week, the House bill would outlaw same-sex marriage, publ...

By CDC National Prevention Information Network

Nigeria Records Positive Results in Battle Against HIV/AIDS

Nigeria is "recording a number of positive results in the battle against HIV and AIDS," Dame Patience Jonathan, the country's first lady, said in World AIDS Day remarks. "These results include an increase in the level of awareness [of] the virus. T...

By CDC National Prevention Information Network