Monday, December 1, 2008

2008 World AIDS Day: Youth Take Action

HIV and AIDS situation in Nigeria has been on the increase since, the beginning of the epidemic, with an estimated 3.5 million adults (15 to 49 years) living with the virus as at December 2001. The infection has extended beyond the classified high risk group in the country, and is now common in the general population.

However, youths between the ages of 20 to 29 are most affected by the virus, while in some parts of the country there is high prevalence in the 15 to 19 year age groups. There is growing evidence that HIV infection is mainly transmitted through heterosexual relationships.

Society for Youth Development and Orpharned Children (SYDOC) joined thousand of Nigeria to celebrate this year World AIDS Day with the them" Leadership" with a road show and the distribution of IEC Materials to more than 1000 viewers.

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