Health
 Nigeria
Project #145

HIV Counseling and Testing in Nigeria

by Center for the Right to Health

Summary

Raise perception of personal risk of HIV, provide VCT services in Abuja, Nigeria and link to care and support.
$800
total raised
2
donors
0
monthly donors
12
years active

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.

Solution

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.

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

Additional Documentation

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

Resources

http:/​/​www.crhonline.org

Organization Information

Center for the Right to Health

Location: Abuja Municipal, Federal Capital Terr - Nigeria
Website: http:/​/​www.crhonline.org

Funded Project!

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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