Thursday, November 1, 2007

Nigeria Ranks Top 3rd of World HIV Infections

HIV in Nigeria
Nigeria is ranked third in the world after South Africa and India for the highest number of HIV cases. Around 3.5 million Nigerians are known to be living with HIV in 2006.

An estimated 60 per cent of new infections are in young people between 15 and 24-years-old.
Lagos market, Nigeria
Working through the Nigerian Red Cross, the British Red Cross is supporting its HIV programme which consists of three strands: peer education; community home-based care; and anti-stigma campaign.

In February 2006, British Red Cross writer, Anne Madden, visited Nigeria to see how we are helping to make a difference.