Nigeria Battles 75,000 New HIV Infections In 2023, Says NACA

Dr. Temitope Ilori, Director-General of the National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA), has revealed that Nigeria recorded 75,000 new HIV infections and 45,000 HIV-related deaths in 2023.

Speaking at a National Prevention Technical Working Group meeting, Ilori stressed the urgency of implementing strategies from the 2024 Nigeria HIV Prevention Conference to eradicate HIV/AIDS by 2030.

Despite a reduction in new infections, Nigeria continues to struggle with high mother-to-child transmission rates and overall prevention targets.

Representatives from UNAIDS and NEPWHAN emphasized the importance of treatment adherence, inclusive prevention strategies, and continued support from international partners like PEPFAR.

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