Extent of Community Participation in Prevention & Control of HIV/AIDS in Akpulu, Imo State, Nigeria

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DOI: 10.21522/TIJNR.2015.02.01.Art006

Authors : Chinelo Clare Vincent


HIV/AIDS place a huge burden on the health and national development of Sub-African nation and Nigeria is not left out. Apart from being a public health concern, it is a threat to national security, affecting and disturbing social and economic order as well as putting national survival at stake. The fight against AIDS has been given top priority by the Nigerian Government and a multi-sectoral approach to fight the problem. (United National AIDS Survey, 2008). Although various intervention programmes such as President Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), United State AIDS Intervention Programme to halt AIDS transmission, National Action Committee on AIDS (NACA) and the HIV/AIDS Emergency Action Plan developed in 2001 have been established to fight the spread of HIV/AIDS and regardless of the increase funding, political commitment and progress in expanding HIV/AIDS treatment, HIV/AIDS has output the global response.


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