Tag: hiv

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EditorMay 7, 2018

Dear Nigerian Police, isn’t it illegal for any institution to force applicants to disclose their HIV status?

The Nigerian Police force has concluded plans to screen 133,324 candidates shortlisted for recruitment into the force. However some of ...

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Edwin OkoloApril 16, 2018

Senegal has cracked the code for sex work, when will the rest of Africa?

You might not have heard about this, but Senegal has quietly led advancements in West Africa through its partnerships with ...

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EditorDecember 13, 2017

[The Activism Blog] UNICEF: AIDS epidemic not yet over

At a time when the awareness and campaign against HIV and AIDS is on a low across the world especially ...

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ToluSeptember 7, 2017

[The Alausa Blog]: The Lagos State Government is testing every Lagosian for HIV and here’s how it’s starting

As part of efforts to achieve the UNAIDS’ three-part target, the 90-90-90 initiative that aims to end the AIDS epidemic ...

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EditorAugust 2, 2017

[The Sexuality Blog] Aren’t we tired of equating sex and sexual minorities with HIV?

This morning on Twitter, the conversation – as it is wont to – roved on to sexual minorities. Trans people ...

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Omoleye OmoruyiJuly 23, 2017

HIV, cancer cure underway – Nobel laureate

A Nobel Laureate, Prof. Francoise Barre-Sinoussi, has said there are ongoing efforts to develop a universal cure for HIV and cancer. ...

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EditorJune 11, 2017

[The Sexuality Blog]: Quickcare will make healthcare that much easier for LGBTI people in Nigeria

Accessing quick affordable healthcare, especially for LGBTI related issues is easily the biggest problem sexual minorities in Nigeria face after ...

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EzinneMay 26, 2017

Opinion: I’m a HIV positive woman and I still have sex

by Mary Ero   It is amazing how sex is a relatively taboo topic among PLWHA (or at least seems ...

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EditorMay 24, 2017

[The Sexuality Blog]: Best news we’ve seen all day

This isn’t going to be on those winding, slightly judgy posts we tend to give you on the Sexuality Blog. ...

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AzeezApril 30, 2017

The Thread: ‘That’s how two people infected Twitter Nigeria with HIV’

Twitter NG is absolutely a place to be. But once in a while, you come across stories that will send ...

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Oludolapo AdelanaFebruary 7, 2017

FG orders investigation into claims of HIV cure

The Federal Government has mandated the National Institute for Medical Research and the College of Medicine, Ibadan to properly investigate ...

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Isime EseneJanuary 29, 2017

The Sexuality Blog: Not all men who have sex with men are gay…

Ever heard of the term gay-for-pay? What about MSM? People are slowly coming to terms with the fact that straight ...

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Isime EseneJanuary 26, 2017

The Sexuality Blog: The Global Gag rule will hit you too, eventually

Before I begin this, this is specifically for you Nigerians who sit in your houses and gripe about how we ...

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ToluJanuary 22, 2017

The Sexuality Blog: About that coming out story ‘For Akin’

There are coming out stories and there is ‘For Akin’, written by Funmi Iyanda at the request of her friend ...

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Isime EseneJanuary 16, 2017

YNaija Editorial: We hope Pres. Buhari and other African leaders are prepared for a Trump administration

Despite how prominently foreign policy issues feature in American politics and presidential campaigns, foreign policies as it concerns Africa is ...

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Op-ed EditorDecember 1, 2016

The Thread: Do you know your HIV status? | #WorldAidsDay

Today is World Aids Day, and to mark the day, @Lade is asking people to recount their first HIV test experience. ...

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Mazi EmekaAugust 26, 2016

The Big 5: These are the stories you should be monitoring today

These are the top five news stories to monitor today 1. Woman explains why she locked a four year in ...

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Adebayo EmuleomoAugust 1, 2016

Meet the Nigerian man who match-makes HIV patients looking for love

by Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani ABUJA, August 1 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Sitting in his dimly-lit office in the Nigerian capital ...

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Mazi EmekaJune 21, 2016

How 7 federal health workers ‘stole $4m HIV fund’

Seven officials of the Federal Ministry of Health have been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission for allegedly diverting ...

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Ada IgboanugoJune 1, 2016

Woman found out she’s HIV positive, then did this

Celestina Mamah cannot be described as accepting her situation, in spite of the associated trauma that comes with her status as ...

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Ada IgboanugoMay 31, 2016

Photo(s) of the day: Big love, a short groom and a daring marital request

A lot of things break the internet these days – even more than nudity. These are the viral photos causing ...

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Kolapo OlapojuSeptember 6, 2015

5 things to know about Truvada, the HIV prevention drug

Pill preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP), otherwise known as Truvada, prevents HIV infection. A recent study published in the journal Clinical Infectious ...

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Mallam YeroJune 30, 2015

Cuba stops mother-child HIV transmission

Early this week, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced that Cuba has become the first country in the world to ...

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Janeth JJune 21, 2015

North Korea’s ‘agbo’ cures HIV and Ebola

I remember when growing up I would have a stomach upset or headache or something  as silly as  a slight scratch on ...

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Emmanuel ChidiogoMarch 16, 2015

Opinion: Towards the finish line of HIV/AIDS in Nigeria

by Adams Abonu It is remarkable that within the measured time frame of 2005-2013, Nigeria’s policies and actions have seen ...

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Ada IgboanugoFebruary 26, 2015

Guess what? There is a new drug to prevent HIV

by Chinwe Okafor How would it feel if you know you could go back to the days when you don’t ...

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Ada IgboanugoFebruary 19, 2015

Hanks Anuku debunks HIV rumours, says it’s all lies

by Chinwe Okafor News that has been making rounds say that Hanks Anuku is supposedly HIV positive and that he ...

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Isime EseneNovember 15, 2014

He infected me with HIV, but I can’t leave him – Wife tells court

by Akan Ido Dasola Joshua, a middle-aged woman who resides in Ile-Tuntun, Oke-Odo area of Ibadan, Oyo State has told a ...

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Kolapo OlapojuNovember 8, 2014

Wyclef and Chidinma’s anti-HIV duet to feature on Coke Studio Africa Season 2 Finale

by Jewel Stephen In support of global efforts to halt mother to child transmission of HIV in Africa, soft drink ...

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Kolapo OlapojuOctober 24, 2014

12 HIV positive mothers give birth to HIV-free babies

by Chidi Okoye 12 HIV negative babies have been born to 12 HIV positive women attending antenatal health care at Saint ...

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