Thursday, November 1, 2007

A Nigerian AIDS Walk With Style

Style Born, one of Nigeria’s leading fashion magazines, has organized AIDS walks in Abuja and Lagos for hundreds of people living with HIV, in the hopes of eliminating stigma and uniting communities and their leaders (, 10/30).

The “Style Born AIDS Trek 2007” is the first-ever AIDS walk project in Nigeria and will kick off November 24 in Abuja, with the Lagos walk taking place on World AIDS Day, December 1. The event will be coordinated by the magazine’s editor-in-chief, Abiola Afolabi.

Other participants in the event will include Governor Babtunde Fashola of Lagos State and Nigerian actor Richard Mofe-Damijo.

Testing kits and condoms will be distributed to participants and onlookers at both events.