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1.2 MILLION NIGERIANS UNDER HIV/AIDS TREATMENT FOR LIFE

THE U.S CONSUL-GENERAL IN NIGERIA, CLAIRE PIERANGELO, ON TUESDAY, ANNOUNCED THAT THE US GOVERNMENT HAD PROVIDED OVER $6 BILLION SINCE 2003, AS ASSISTANCE FOR THE PREVENTION AND TREATMENT OF HIV/AIDS IN THE COUNTRY.

PIERANGELO REVEALED THIS WHEN SHE LED A DELEGATION ON A COURTESY VISIT TO GOVERNOR SEYI MAKINDE OF OYO STATE, AT THE GOVERNMENT HOUSE, AGODI, IBADAN.

SHE REVEALED THAT 1.2 MILLION NIGERIANS WERE CURRENTLY UNDER HIV/AIDS TREATMENT FOR LIFE, EXPLAINING THAT THE DELEGATION WAS IN IBADAN FOR THE LAUNCH OF THE HIV/AIDS TREATMENT SURGE PROGRAMME, THAT WOULD BE HELD TODAY.

THE CONSUL GENERAL, WHO SAID THE LAUNCH OF THE PROGRAMME IN OYO STATE, WOULD CREATE ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITY FOR MANY PEOPLE TO BE PUT UNDER TREATMENT, ADDED THAT THE PROGRAMME HAD ALREADY BEEN LAUNCHED IN SEVEN STATES OF THE FEDERATION

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