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Fall 2005

The Plus in PMTCT Plus

Mission Possible

Ethics in the Delivery Room

When is Breast Best?

Spring 2005

Update on APIN Plus

Safeguarding the Future

Harvard Initiative to Fund Research

Epidemic Trends in Jos

Winter 2005

Widening the Safety Net

Learning to Live Positively

Best Practices Across Borders

Lessons from Botswana

Celebrating a New Laboratory in Ibadan

Fall 2004

Raising Hope & Awareness

Access for All

Exploring Models of Care

A Call to Rewrite Rules

Scaling Up with APIN Plus

Summer 2004

APIN Plus Launched

A Nation Responds

Celebrating a New Laboratory

Preventing Mother-to-Child Transmission

Winter 2004

National AIDS Conference

Vulnerability of Women to HIV

Celebrating a New Laboratory

Challenges of Managing HIV Disease

Fall 2003

On the Waterfront

Building Capacity

Continent Bands Together Against HIV

World STI/AIDS Conference

Summer 2003

APIN Expands into New State

The Learning Curve

AIDS Leader Mourned

Measure for Measure

Bringing Hope to Sex Workers

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imageIntroduction to AIDS in Nigeria

Every minute a Nigerian man, woman, or child becomes infected with HIV. Soon Nigeria will be home to more people living with HIV than any other country in Africa. With 5 percent of its inhabitants already infected, Nigeria has reached the critical threshold that can catapult rates to nearly 40 percent of a country’s population. The full magnitude of Nigeria’s epidemic will be determined by its response now.

AIDS in Nigeria: A Nation on the Threshold is intended to help guide that response. Written by dozens of the country’s leading HIV experts, the book explores the dynamics of the epidemic, analyzes prevention efforts, identifies crucial gaps, and formulates effective strategies for controlling the epidemic. Complementing the experts’ words are the dramatic portraits of people whose lives have been forever transformed by AIDS. Their stories reveal the human costs of the epidemic–and the courage required to overcome it.

The book’s reach extends beyond Nigeria’s borders, offering not only valuable lessons for other countries, but also inspiration, as it reveals a nation’s determination to redirect what may seem like an inevitable, tragic course. The book is available for purchase through Harvard University Press:


Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: The Epidemiology of HIV/AIDS in Nigeria

Chapter 3: The Virology and Dynamics of the Epidemic

Chapter 4: The Molecular Epidemiology of HIV

Chapter 5: The Role of Sexually Transmitted Infections in HIV Transmission

Chapter 6: The Pathophysiology and Clinical Manifestations of HIV/AIDS

Chapter 7: Social and Cultural Factors Affecting the HIV Epidemic

Chapter 8: The Impact of HIV/AIDS on the Private Sector

Chapter 9: The Impact of HIV/AIDS on Nigerian Households

Chapter 10: The Stigmatization of People Living with HIV/AIDS

Chapter 11: The National Response to HIV/AIDS

Chapter 12: Building Effective Infrastructures for HIV/AIDS Control

Chapter 13: The Role of Civil Society Organizations in HIV/AIDS Control

Chapter 14: Reaching Vulnerable and High-Risk Groups in Nigeria

Chapter 15: The Roles of Behavior Change Communication and Mass Media

Chapter 16: Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV

Chapter 17: Treatment and Care of HIV Disease

Chapter 18: Research and the Knowledge Base for HIV/AIDS Control

Chapter 19: Influencing HIV/AIDS Policies and Programs Through a Participatory Process

Chapter 20: Prospects for an HIV Vaccine

Chapter 21: Development Assistance for Building Institutional Capacity

Chapter 22: Expenditures on HIV/AIDS and Their Policy Implications

Chapter 23: Monitoring and Evaluation of HIV/AIDS in Nigeria

Chapter 24: HIV/AIDS and the Military



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