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HIV Prevention Prioritization & Implementation Brief (Nigeria)

The HIV epidemic in Nigeria is complex, with substantial heterogeneity in HIV prevalence across different regions and diverse factors that drive the epidemic. Therefore, the development of appropriate HIV prevention strategies and policies at the state level is critical to ensure that the prevention response is appropriate for the local context and to ensure that resources are allocated to interventions that will have the greatest efficiency and impact. To do this it is imperative to match prevention strategies to the local epidemic, considering both the epidemic typology and transmission dynamics and the phase of the epidemic.

The purpose of these briefs is to provide a summary of the HIV epidemic in Nigeria States and recommend prevention priorities and implementation strategies, to answer the following questions: 1. What is driving the HIV epidemic? 2. What needs to be done to reduce the number of new HIV infections?

The Global HIV Epidemics among Men Who Have Sex with Men (PDF 4.48MB)
This study provides the first comprehensive economic analysis of evidence that better HIV prevention, care, and treatment services for Men Who Have Sex with Men (MSM) are shown to improve overall HIV epidemic control. It was conducted by World Bank in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
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20 Years of HIV in Bangladesh: Experiences and Way ForwardCharacterizing the HIV/AIDS Epidemic in the Middle East and North Africa
Despite global progress in understanding the epidemiology of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), knowledge about the epidemic in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) remains limited and subject to much controversy. In the more than 25 years since the discovery of HIV, no scientific study has provided a comprehensive, data-driven synthesis of the spread of HIV/AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome) in the region.

Stigma, Discrimination Drive New HIV Infections in South AsiaTackling HIV-Related Stigma and Discrimination in South Asia describes how, despite widespread prevention and other efforts to reduce high-risk behaviors such as unprotected sex, buying and selling of sex, and injecting drug use, HIV vulnerability and risk remain high. The report says that HIV stigma is driving new infections in South Asia by marginalizing vulnerable groups.

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