HIV Counseling and Testing in Nigeria

 
$800
$58,780
Raised
Remaining

Summary

Raise perception of personal risk of HIV, provide VCT services in Abuja, Nigeria and link to care and support.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Nigeria has a national HIV prevalence of 5.8%. Abuja’s rate of infection grew from 7 to 10% from 1999 to 2001 due to ignorance about personal risk of HIV and of benefits of voluntary counseling and testing (VCT).There is no standard VCT center in the city. Available testing services may be coercive, costly, or lack strict confidentiality, increasing fear of stigma. Beneficiaries include migrant workers, traders, motorists, tourist, sex workers, youths and pregnant women in the city.

How will this project solve this problem?

Providing VCT and follow up support; increasing awareness about personal risk of getting HIV; increasing knowledge about the benefits of VCT; increasing demand for VCT through community outreach campaigns.

Potential Long Term Impact

Reducing spread of HIV; mitigating its impact; reducing fear & anxiety associated with HIV testing; improving the length & quality of lives of those who test positive by linking them to treatment, care & support services; and reducing HIV stigma

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $800

Funding Policy: partial

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $800 as of Jun 9, 2004.  The original project funding goal was $59,580.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

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Thanks to 2 donors like you, a total of $800 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Organization

Center for the Right to Health

Abuja Municipal, Federal Capital Terr, Nigeria
http://www.crhonline.org

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