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IHVN working to build sustainable HIV Programming

Chukwudi, Emmanuel, Nkem and Believe remain grateful for the HIV medications they receive freely from the Federal Medical Center (FMC) in Asaba, but they are excited that the hospital has bought a new 18-seater bus dedicated to caring for them....

(ACTIONnews July-December. 2009)

Action Empowers TBAs to increase uptake of PMTCT services

The Institute of Human Virology, Nigeria (IHVN)'s AIDS Care and Treatment in Nigeria (ACTION) Project is empowering select traditional birth attendants (TBAs) to provide HIV/AIDS education to pregnant women who patronize them...

(ACTIONnews May-June. 2009)

Action Supported Lab in Zaria - Best for MDP-TB in Africa

The state-of-the art laboratory facilities at the National TB/Leprosy Training Center (NTBLTC) in Zaria, has been described as the best international reference laboratory for the diagnosis and study of Multi-Drug Resistant TB (MDR-TB) in Nigeria and Africa...

(ACTIONnews March-April. 2009)

ACTION Community-Based Family Centered OVC Services Soon for Ebughu

The squalid bamboo huts that dot the fishing seashore of Ibaka (formerly Games Town) may have the baits, nets and messes of a place to make some quick catches and bucks, but it is a major health concern for communities bordering it...

(ACTIONnews Jan-Feb. 2009)

Life's getting better for many with HIV

It remains his greatest day in life. Ugbe arrived University of Abuja Teaching Hospital (UATH), Gwagwalada, recently from one of the South South states to receive the monthly HIV medications given to him as well as check on his bill of health through laboratory parameters including CD4 count...

(ACTIONnews July – Dec. 2008)

Ette-Mbo takes ACTION to Mbo to provide HIV counseling where his ailment was once attributed to witchcraft

His promising transport business and most cherished personal property like buses, speed-boat and video/TV have all gone. He sold them to raise funds to look for cure for a severe and reoccurring illness that almost killed him, and which cause he was unable to describe...

(ACTIONnews May – June 2008)

ACTION tackles HIV & TB Co-infection in Zaria

In Sayi village near the ancient city of Zaria, the pre-colonial missionary leprosy colony known from 1920s as Asibitin Layi, is being transformed to offer sate-of-the-art integrated treatment, care and support services to people infected with tuberculosis (TB) and HIV...

(ACTIONnews March – April. 2008)

ACTION fighter who never says die

Her marriage, last month, remains the best thing ever to happen to her. This is because when she tested HIV+, no one close to her then gave her any hope of living till this moment. To find a man who truly loves her and "with whom together we can find HIV/AIDS, is a big plus to me." Her husband lives with the lives...

( ACTIONnews Jan – Feb. 2008)

ACTION, WHO, FMOH collaborate to train health workers

Briskila Solomon's husband died of HIV/AIDS a few years ago. She was shortly afterward diagnosed with the virus. Although the death of her heartthrob from complications because of HIV devastated her, she was ready to live even if it meant trudging on...

(ACTIONnews Aug – Sept. 2007)

ACTION Home-Based Volunteers Make Progress

The training of over 84 Community Home-Based Care (CHBC) volunteers last year at the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital in Gwagwalada (UATH) by the ACTION Project is yielding good results. Reason...

(ACTIONnews June – July. 2007)

ACTION Reaching Targets

When Sarafina (not her real name), was rushed to the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital (UCTH) in Calabar for treatment a month after she tested HIV positive in February 2006, she was terribly sick and in her words "in bad shape..."

(ACTIONnews April – May 2007)

PMTCT services bring succor to pregnant and nursing women

A large number of pregnant women arrive at the AIDS Care and Treatment in Nigeria (ACTION) Project supported sites spread all over Nigeria. They come at different stages of their pregnancy in various shapes, sizes, heights, complexion and even moods, and with varying complaints of waist or back pains, inability to sleep and east well and many more...

(ACTIONnews Feb – Mar. 2007)

REACH, ACTION Project take HCT to high-risk groups

- To screen 10,000 but target 30 HIV acute infections for study

When a test to determine her status two years ago revealed she was negative, Akanchawa, as she is fondly called by her colleagues and clients, was full of praise to God for shielding her against HIV and the traumas of living with the virus...

(ACTIONnews Oct. – Nov. 2006)

Donated Chemistry Analyzers Boost Capacity at ACTION-Supported Sites

An automated multi-purpose medical laboratory testing machine, donated to the AIDS Care and Treatment in Nigeria (ACTION) Project, has been installed at the Gwagwalada Specialist Hospital (now University of Abuja Teaching Hospital) in Gwagwalada to boost the site's capacity to cope with the increasing number of people living with HIV who throng the hospital for treatment, care and support...

(ACTIONnews Aug – Sept. 2006)

Hope for HIV-positive village dwellers ... as they access home-based care

Eyo (not her real name) lives in Kutunku village near Gwagwalada, where she sells foodstuffs for a living having lost her job because she has HIV. When she fell very sick, in her one-room apartment, a good Samaritan beckoned to a group of home-based care volunteers trained through support of the ACTION Project, to visit her...

(ACTIONnews June – July 2006)

'There's nothing to hide again'

The silhouette of a discordant couple in the cover of last month's ACTIONnews which showed a young man without his face pictured and his wife wearing a veil because they do not want people to know they are affected by HIV, indicates that stigmatization is still a terror haunting people living with HIV...

(ACTIONnews April – May 2006)

Discordant Couple Finds Relief in ARV Drugs

Being discordant – marrying a woman who turns out to be HIV-positive barely one year after marriage – is crushing enough for a man living in a society where information about the virus and how to manage it is scant...

(ACTIONnews March 2006)

ARV Services Start at Asokoro District Hospital

The ACTION Project support activity of the Institute of Human Virology, Nigeria received a boost with the start of enrolment of people living with HIV/AIDS for treatment and care at the Asokoro District Hospital on Monday 20, February 2006...

(ACTIONnews Feb. 2006)

Gwagwalada ARV Clinic – Restoring Health

Most of the 1,516 HIV/AIDS patients who regularly visit the ACTION Project supported site at Gwagwalada Specialist Hospital, Gwagwalada, say they are feeling stronger and better since joining the stream of patients receiving PEPFAR antiretroviral therapy in the hospital...

(ACTIONnews Jan. 2006)

IHV-Nigeria Implements ACTION Project

As part of the US President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the Institute of Human Virology, Nigeria is committed to implementing the AIDS Care and Treatment in Nigeria (ACTION) Project – one of the objectives of the institute...

(ACTIONnews Nov. 2005)

Gallo Visits Nigeria

Professor Robert C. Gallo, the world-renowned scientist who co-discovered HIV as the cause of AIDS and is director of the Institute of Human Virology (IHV), will visit Nigeria from 7 – 13 December, as guest of President Olusegun Obasanjo...

(ACTIONnews Dec. 2005)


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