Wednesday, June 19, 2013

AHF provides condom dispensers & carries out condom education in fight against HIV/AIDS

Aids Healthcare Foundation (a staunch advocate in the treatment and prevention of HIV/AIDS in the Country), has intensified her monthly condom access, education and advocacy initiative; one of the organization’s strategies for reducing the high rate of HIV prevalence in Nigeria.   

This initiative sees the positioning of condom dispensers and baskets in strategic places in the FCT (e.g. Hotels, Brothels, ''relaxation joints'', etc.), in a conscious attempt to bring condom(s) closer to the people, especially those who cannot afford or access it conveniently. This outreach goes a step further to raise awareness on the importance of practicing safe sex, which cannot be overemphasized. 
 

(a staunch advocate in the treatment and prevention of HIV/AIDS in the Country),
By the month of May, 2013, AHF condom filled dispensers and baskets have been placed in a total of Twenty-six (26) outlets; at various locations in the Federal Capital Territory. Twenty five Thousand Four Hundred and Twelve (25,412) condoms were distributed.




RESPONSE FROM THE BENEFICIARIES
This initiative has been lauded by hotel managements and individuals from the various outlets as a significant step in the right direction towards the fight against HIV/AIDS in Nigeria and they promised to utilize this opportunity efficiently and effectively.
The management of Infinity hotel located in Karmo (a suburb in the FCT)in a response to the development, welcomed the idea and advised that it should be sustained; especially in areas like theirs where condoms cannot be easily accessed. Places like Divine Moscow Hotel, Maryland Hotel, Agodo Guest-Inn, Power House Hotel, Parapet Hotel, Hope rising Hotel,Jimi Hotel,Shehaggy's Hotel,Freeman Entertainment Garden, to mention but a few,shared a similar view and recommended that the Government and other NGO’s emulate this practice. All of these point towards the growing presence of AHF preventive advocacy measures and her commitment towards reducing HIV transmission in Nigeria. 

There is no gainsaying that since the start of the global  HIV/AIDS pandemic  in early 1980s, various Organizations, and HIV/AIDS activist groups have continuously advocated for the use of  evidence based prevention strategies (such as promoting the consistent and correct use of condoms ) to control viral transmission. 

 The body of evidence that supports the effectiveness of condoms in preventing HIV transmission is overwhelming. It has been proven in various Countries that the use of condoms have helped to reduce HIV transmission and encouraged safer sexual behaviour.  According to UNFPA Thailand's efforts to de-stigmatize condoms and its targeted condom promotion for sex workers and their clients dramatically reduced HIV infections in these populations and helped reduce the spread of the epidemic to the general population. A similar policy in Cambodia has helped stabilize national prevalence, while substantially decreasing prevalence was observed among sex workers. In addition, Brazil's early and vigorous condom promotion among the general population and vulnerable groups successfully contributed to sustained control of the HIV epidemic. Increased condom use is believed to be a contributing factor in the decline in HIV prevalence reported in Zimbabwe between 2003 and 2005”
In the light of the above, it is important for Nigerians who are sexually active to practice safe sex, as one of the precautionary measures for decreasing the spread of HIV/AIDS in the Country (a practice AHF strongly supports).Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa, and consequently, has one of the largest populations of people living with HIV in the world; second only to South Africa.
v  Aids Healthcare Foundation (AHF) is a global organization providing cutting-edge medicine and advocacy to more than 200,000 patients in 28 countries. The organisation is the largest provider of HIV/AIDS medical care in the U.S, with headquarters in Los Angeles.

For testing, Counseling and treatment and other HIV/AIDS related enquiries, kindly contact our Nigeria office:

6 Odeina Close, off Aminu Kano Crescent,
Wuse 2, Abuja
Nigeria.
Tel: +234-8033535272

41 comments:

Anonymous said...

God help our nation!! condom is not a 100% prevention for AIDS!!

Anonymous said...

that dude doesn't need condoms he looks sick already and for the lady, madam how many u wan take self? e never do you?

★★PRINCE CHARMING™★★ said...

Nice one jor! Its better to bring safety(condoms) closer to those who can't go with abstinence.

Sean Manuel said...

May God Bless AHF. The next wave of HIV/AIDS related deaths are about to hit africa again and Nigeria is the Epicenter of that catastrophe. Other African countries have tackled the scourge of HIV head-on with aggressive testing and antiviral treatment and huge investment in outreach programe and antiviral production in there home countries by buying drug patents from India. Nigeria on the other is still using HIV funding as a scam to get rich from government coffers. May God help us all.

Ameriestyle said...

Why are they covering the lady's face. Lol
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Anonymous said...

Linda give us gist about wat happened in OAU dis morning now

ade baptista said...

Hmmm dat wil b cool

HighJ Udeh said...

issokay!let d fight begin

Anonymous said...

pay as u go girls shld reduce price oo. now dat condomz r free.

orela dimples said...

atleast dem knw say people dey bang for public toilet

saint phonsz said...

"especially those who cannot afford or access it conveniently" are you kidding me??? who affords sex but can't pay for 5 Naira goldcircle condom???these people are just promoting promiscuity all in the name of HIV/AIDS prevention

Eze1 said...

Please people don't be deceived, most of these 'free'given condoms are fake quality and sometimes or even most of the time tear and leak during intercourse. Endeavour to buy your own condoms from a trusted pharmacist, I recommend durex, better than being sorry for the rest of your life.

Anonymous said...

That's good.
~D great anonymous!

Anonymous said...

sad...

nonye eges said...

FOR ME OHHH I TINK THIS IS SO WRONG!!!!!!! SO THEY ARE ENCOURAGING PEOPLE TO CONTINUE FORNICATING INSTEAD OF ABSTAINING FROM SEX.......AND TURN TO GOD....AND DO THE THINGS OF GOD....NO TIME SHA....THE END HAS COME TO THE WORLD.....

levi chukwu said...

This is a wonderful initiative bt abstainance remains the best solution.....

Keri Hill said...

wow shagging tings on point

e bonto said...

Linda,pls when r they coming 2 Lagos with d CD's? I need it 4 my family planning.

bbm pin 23491053 said...

This is nice, but we have more pressing issue on ground in this our Abuja. First of all, this soul called transportion in FCT is now totally bad. Who is talking sex here. After all we catholic say no to sex, condoms etc. Marry and enjoy your partner. Anyways am a sex therapst so I can enlighten thee world

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

Oh! Pls shut up! Mrs Stupid!! You're so lame. Who told you furnication won't continue with or without condoms. Mumu.. They are only trying to help people avoid HIV. Instead of u to be happy, you're der talking rubbish.

Anonymous said...

Baby u r so cute...'Kiss*

Anonymous said...

Dis is outrageous...I don't support it at all. Does it mean every1 can have sex now or wat?

The wise woman said...

you need to further your education.

ifyody said...

Whatever d intention is...personally don't think itz healthy. What happens to signs and symbols that teaches abstinence. Itz a wrong move abeg...!!!

Eze Chukwumereze said...

Don't trust anything that comes for 'free'. They might be leaking or factory rejected condoms. Buy good condoms from the pharmacy and be safe. Peace

Antonia said...

100 Percent in support!

Minus the spread of Aids, more importantly to the country- Unwanted pregnancies who grow up to become a liability to an already poverty stricken, dangerous and over populated country.

People would have sex, so keep judging them as long as they are keeping their seeds and diseases to themselves it does not affect me.

U*JAY said...

I dnt think its a gud idea... Are D̶̲̥̅̊ε̲̣̣̣̥γ̲̣̣̥ trying τ̅☺ tell us τ̅☺ sex-on? *wondering*

mr selfmade said...

Nawa oooo this one na ‡☺ fuck till you tire

Dolly said...

Lmao...Pls tell the retard

Anonymous said...

Linda today is world sickle cell day o

Anonymous said...

Linda today is world sickle cell day o

nonye eges said...

IF YOU LIKE RAIN INSULTS ON ME OR LINDA OR ANY OTHER PERSON......THE FUNNY THING IS THAT U CANT COME AND SLAP ME OR THEM....AND LINDA IKEJI IS HAVING FUN BLOGGING HERE U ARE HATING.....ITS FUNNY U KNOW.......

Anonymous said...

I'm catholic, wat me I gon do nooow - yall ff @tweetest_boi

Anonymous said...

MRS NONYE, I KNOW SAY NA BECAUSE OF HOLY HOLY PEOPLE LIKE YOU AIDS WAN KILL NIGERIANS. WETHER U LIKE IT OR NOT PEOPLE WILL HAVE SEX. THAT YOUR ABSTINENCE STORY IS NO WHERE NEAR AS EFFECTIVE AS THIS CONDOM BOXES, THEY HAVE CONDOM BOXES IN PUBLIC AREAS IN OTHER PARTS OF THE WORLD, WHY CNT WE DO IT HERE. EVERYTHING UNA GO PREACH. UPON ALL THE PREACHING ADULTERY AND FORNICATION IS VERY HIGH IN NAIJ, SO IS AIDS

Chicadimples said...

hahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Oh please,so many hypocrites here,I'm sure most of u on here are not married and u have unprotected sex

Anonymous said...

Instead of disributing the gospel of Christ the world is busy distributing condoms. I think they should rather devote their time in preaching abstince till marraige and spouses being faithful to their partners. Come to think of it, it's condom 100% safe? So stop rejoicing and appreciating AHF for their 'kind gestures'. I feel HIV/AIDS is an immediate consequence of immorality, not to talk of what awaits you after here. This is a bitter truth! Please publish, Linda. Val

Anonymous said...

U r still local after all this yrs!

pravesh kumar said...

Condoms are 100% secure and prevent STD? Condoms not only helps in prevent STD but also helping in birth control all over world.In India healthgenie.in is famous online shop for condoms there are lots of flavored, ribbed, dotted condoms available.