Commonization of HIV/AIDS Services in Nigeria: the Need, the Processes and the Prospects


 
Language:

English

Author:

Oleribe OO, et al.

Series/Journal Title:

Pan African Medical Journal

Volume:

19

Issue:

329

Description:

With the first case of Human Immunodeficiency Virus infection/Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS) identified in 1986, the management of HIV/AIDS in Nigeria has evolved through the years. The emergency phase of the HIV/AIDS program, aimed at containing the HIV/AIDS epidemic within a short time frame, was carried out by international agencies that built structures separate from hospitals’ programs. It is imperative that Nigeria shifts from the previous paradigm to the concept of Commonization of HIV to achieve sustainability. Commonization ensures that HIV/AIDS is seen as a health condition like others. It involves making HIV services available at all levels of healthcare. [from abstract]

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