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Updated July 2009
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Surveys and Assessments
Policy Reports and Papers
Journal Articles
Research Summaries
Presentations, Interviews, and Roundtable Discussions
Online Books and Chapters
Program Management Materials
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HIV/AIDS in Nigeria
Population, 2013173,600,000
People living with HIV/AIDS, 20123,400,000
Women (aged 15+) with HIV/AIDS, 20121,700,000
Children with HIV/AIDS, 2012430,000
Adult HIV prevalence (%), 20123.1
AIDS deaths, 2012240,000
nd = No data
Source: Population Reference Bureau & UNAIDS
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HIV/AIDS-Specific Country Profiles
PEPFAR Country Profile
A summary of the activities of the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) in selected countries.
UNAIDS Country Profile
A brief summary of national socioeconomic conditions in the context of the HIV epidemic, and information (where available) on UNAIDS' country-level activities.
UNGASS 2008 Country Progress Report
Reports progress made in implementing the UN Declaration of Commitment on HIV/AIDS. The report includes summary indicator data through the end of 2007. [PDF, 827K]
UNAIDS/WHO Epidemiological Fact Sheet
Statistics on the prevalence and incidence of HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections, and discussion of knowledge and behaviors related to HIV transmission. [PDF, 643K]
IRIN Country Profile
Contact information for national HIV/AIDS organizations, selected indicators, antiretroviral treatment statistics, and an epidemiological fact sheet from the United Nation's Integrated Regional Information Networks.
Global Fund Country Programs
Discussion of the national epidemic and description of HIV/AIDS projects supported by the Global Fund, including funding details, planned activities, and expected results.
WHO HIV/AIDS Treatment Scale-Up Summary Country Profile
A summary of current antiretroviral therapy coverage and resource requirements for scaling up treatment in countries receiving support under the WHO's "3 by 5" treatment initiative. [PDF, 389K]
Health and Development Profiles
CIA World Factbook
Extensive data over a range of fields, including geography, population, government, the economy, the military, and communications.
Population Reference Bureau Country Profile
Key demographic, health, and development indicators, selected reports and articles, and links.
UNICEF Country Tables
Statistics in the areas of population, mortality, general and reproductive health, and education.
WHO Country Profile
Links to tables containing general health indicators, country profiles on specific diseases, and selected health-related documents. Also in Spanish and French.
Surveys and Assessments
National Programmatic Assessment for Family Planning and HIV Counseling and Testing Integration in Nigeria
Nigeria Federal Ministry of Health, May 2007. [PDF, 346K]
Policy Reports and Papers
West Africa HIV/AIDS Epidemiology and Response Synthesis: Implications for Prevention
Global HIV/AIDS Program, World Bank, 2008. [PDF, 2.52MB]
Report Card on HIV Prevention for Girls and Young Women
United Nations Population Fund and the International Planned Parenthood Federation, 2007. [PDF, 393K]
Nigeria: Access to Health Care for People Living with HIV and AIDS
Physicians for Human Rights, Futures Group International/POLICY Project, 2006. [PDF, 1.4MB]
Making the Money Work for the People: An Analysis of 2006 Budgetary Allocations and Debt Relief Gains to Fund Interventions in Nigeria
Journalists Against AIDS (JAAIDS) Nigeria, 2006. [PDF, 2.75 MB]
HIV/AIDS in Nigeria: Toward Sustainable U.S. Engagement
Jennifer G. Cooke. The Center for Strategic and International Studies, August 2005. [PDF, 238K]
Improving Counseling and Testing Services in Nigeria: Lessons Learned
Merywen Wigley. Family Health International, 2004. [PDF, 925K]
National Policy on HIV/AIDS
National Action Committee on AIDS, Federal Government of Nigeria, 2003. [PDF, 1.2MB]
Journal Articles
Mobilizing men as partners: the results of an intervention to increase dual protection among Nigerian men
Feldblum PJ, Adeiga A, Bakare R, et al. PLoS ONE. 2008 Jan; 3(1):e1474. Includes commentary from the UCSF Institute for Global Health.
SAVVY vaginal gel (C31G) for prevention of HIV infection: a randomized controlled trial in Nigeria
Exner TM, Mantell JE, Adeokun LA, et al. Health Educ Res 2009. Apr 9. Epub. Includes commentary from the UCSF Institute for Global Health.
Research Summaries
Impact, Challenges and Long-term Implications of Antiretroviral Therapy Programme in Nigeria
Health Reform Foundation of Nigeria (HERFON), August 2007. [PDF, 913K]
Presentations, Interviews, and Roundtable Discussions
ARV Therapy in Nigeria
Presented at the biennial conference of stakeholders. Network on Ethics/human rights, Law, HIV/AIDS-prevention, support and care (NELA), Ota, Ogun State, Novermber 21, 2006. [Powerpoint, 101K]
Nigeria Country Presentation: HIV/AIDS and ART
Uzono G and Adewumi A. September 4, 2004 [Powerpoint, 700K]
Online Books and Chapters
AIDS in Nigeria: A Nation on the Threshold
Adeyi O, Kanki P, Odutolu O. Harvard University Press, May 2006. [PDF]
Program Management Materials
The HIV/AIDS Prevention Project for Vulnerable Youth in Northern Nigeria: Community Advocates Training Manual
Population Council, 2007. [PDF, 827K]
National Organizations
Nigeria Ministry of Health
Journalists Against AIDS (JAAIDS) Nigeria
An award-winning media-based HIV/AIDS advocacy NGO for countries in West Africa. Site features AIDS bulletin, epidemiological analysis, numerous related reports, and an online discussion forum.
Nigeria HIV Info
A program designed to offer visible examples of the realities of HIV/AIDS in Nigeria and educate the public with accurate information about the epidemic.
International Organizations
AIDS Prevention Initiative Nigeria (APIN),
A project of the Harvard School of Public Health that implements HIV prevention strategies in Lagos, Oyo, and Plateau States.
Engender Health
Provides technical assistance, training, and information on reproductive health in areas lacking resources. Site features country fact sheet and related news releases.
Family Health International (FHI)
Nigeria program overview. Includes a description of activities and links to many HIV/AIDS-related reports.
USAID Global Health Nigeria
USAID is working to increase health sector resources to confront the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Site links to program reports, HIV/AIDS fact sheet, project profiles, and a directory of HIV/AIDS associations.