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Group Empowers members to live positively with HIV

JACENTHA'S husband left her when she was pregnant with twins in 2012. She had gone to the saloon and comeback to meet his absence and when she called him, he said he was not coming back again and never did. Since then, Jacentha who is living with HIV, has fened for....

(IHVNnews May-August. 2015)


Adolescents, Caregivers find care in support group

Several mothers and thier adolescents gathered at the newly formed adolescent support group in Mararaba Gurku Medical Center, Nasarawa to provide hope and share issues that affect adolescents living with HIV and provide the social environment....

(IHVNnews January-April. 2015)


Disabled colony residents get helping hand

SIXTEEN years ago, Rahina Haruna had an accident that left her with one leg. Today, she lives in the disabled colony in Abuja, also called Karmajiji with her five children....

(IHVNnews August-October. 2014)


From selling akara to owning a property for poultry

FOR more than six years after the death of her husband, Mrs. Esther Adamu, 35, has relied on frying and selling akara(been cake) to support and sustain her children and...

(IHVNnews February-March. 2014)


Family support helps Mariam stay alive and strong

MEMORIES of her father's concern and care when she tested HIV positive and needed treatment will remain evergreen in her mind. When Mariam Ilyasu, 44 tested HIV positive 15 years ago...

(IHVNnews December 2013-January. 2014)


For Edith, the grass now looks green

Love, care and joy are evident in the words of Edith garba, the intriguing 29-year-old lawyer, who is now continuing her multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) medications at home, after eight months of hospital-based intensive treatment in Zaria...

(IHVNnews October-November. 2013)


Paltry Sum Gives Hope to a Caregiver & his wards

He remembers the good days of living with his elder sister and her husband in Kutunku village near Gwagwalada in Nigeria with mixed feeling. The couple had plans to transform his life - he was brought from his village in Enugu State of Nigeria...

(IHVNnews August-September. 2013)


 

Charitable CHARITY mentor others

WHEN Charity Haruna took her husband to University of Abuja Teching hospital in Gwagwalada for treatment of diarrhea and vomiting, she was unprepared for the laboratory results that announced them both HIV positive...

(IHVNnews April-July. 2013)


Farmer happy to access HIV services nearer his village

Abdulmunmuni Umaru was apprehensive when he went to Comprehensive Primary Health Center Kaboji in Kontangora Loval Government of Niger State in Nigeria, to collect the HIV test results of his six-month old baby girl...

(IHVNnews January-April. 2013)


From the throes of death to caring for others

In 2005, Christopher Leo was very sick with severe arthritis and was admitted at the University of Abuja teaching Hospital in Gwagwalada, Nigeria. His situation was so pathetic because his wife died of AIDS leaving behind two children for him to care for....

(IHVNnews August-December. 2012)


IHVN Scales Up PMTCT Services in Benue State

AS PART of the Institute of Human Virology Nigeria's effort to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV by 2015, it has scaled up its ACTION in Community (AIC) program of providing comprehensive prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT)....

(IHVNnews April-July. 2012)


Decentralizing HIV/AIDS Services

As part of the effort of the Institute of Human Virology (IHVN) to support the Federal Ministry of Health's program of decentralizing HIV/AIDS Services for sustainable development, IHVN is providing motor-bikes, generators and tropicalized refrigerators to primary...

(IHVNnews January-March. 2012)


IHVN Partners FMoH to Fight Mosquitos in Malaria-Affected Villages

NOWHERE is the importance of Long Lasting Insecticide Nets (LLINs) and the efficacy of artemisinin-based combination therapies (ACTs) clearer than in the Riga (camps) of the Fulanis of Kpada in Pategi Local Government Area of Kwara State, and in the thatch...

(IHVNnews July-August. 2011)


IHVN improving the lives of OVCs in Abak

HIS MOTHER died on the 24th of May, 2011 barely three weeks after his birth, leaving him vulnerable and in dire need of care since his 23-year old father and grandmother who is sickly could not shoulder the burden of caring for a baby. Also, no member of his...

(ACTIONnews April-June. 2011)


PMTCT Saves Twin Babies

Three happy mothers made their way to Institute of Human Virology Nigeria(IHVN) supported Mararaba Guruku Medical Centre for a support group meeting of mothers and pregnant women living with HIV. They are not just mothers living with HIV, they are...

(ACTIONnews January-March. 2011)


Sa'adatu's rise from the dead

Four years ago, Sa'adatu Mohammed would have been buried and gone forever – a grave was already prepared for her remains. That she passed out, momentarily, was not a surprise because she was critically sick and just waiting for a little time to give up the...

(ACTIONnews September-December. 2010)


CDC International Director in Nigeria

A NEW state-of-the-art National Reference Laboratory that would allow laboratory scientists to isolate different types of Tuberculosis (TB) and test the resistant variants in a very safe laboratory has been established at the National TB/Leprosy Training Center (NTBTC) in Zaria, Nigeria...

(ACTIONnews July-August. 2010)


US Deputy Secretary of State Visits AKTH

The US DEPUTY Secretary of State, Management and Resources, Mr. Jacob Lew, has described the health intervenion programs of the Institutte of Human Virology Nigeria (IHVN) with funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital (AKTH) in Kano, as a reflection of...

(ACTIONnews May-June. 2010)


US Global Coordinator Commissions Clinical Training Center

The UNITED STATES Global AIDS Coordinator, Ambassador Goosby, has commended the Institute of Human Virology, Nigeria (IHVN) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) for providing care and treatment for people living with HIV/AIDS in Nigeria (ACTION) Project which is...

(ACTIONnews March-April. 2010)


ACTION Clients Take to Farming

MANY people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) in Otukpo in Benue State, Nigeria are poor. A great number of them have lost either their jobs or the strength to work because of ill health. But this is not so for members of Otabo Support Group of People Living with HIV/AIDS, who are running a four-hectare farm in Akpegede village in...

(ACTIONnews January-February. 2010)

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