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US helps against HIV/AIDS in Nigeria

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The United States government has granted an additional $75 million to the fight against HIV/AIDS in Nigeria.

US Ambassador to Nigeria, Stuart Symington added that this new development will help in making antiretroviral available. Thus making peoples lives living with the virus more healthy and meaningful.

“The United States remains committed to supporting Nigeria as it works to reduce and ultimately eliminate the scourge of HIV/AIDS among its people.”

On the other hand, the fund which will be disbursed through US President’s Emergency for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) HIV funds is dependent upon the Nigerian Federal and State government eliminating or reducing financial barriers to HIV/AIDS patient.

This is to ensure that people living with HIV who have not been benefiting from the previous fund given through PEPFAR have access to treatment and treatment for those who are already enjoying the treatment should continue.

Although about $4.7 billion in the past fourteen years to fight HIV/AIDS in Nigeria hence the addition until a cure is found.

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