NACA Urges Nigerians To Celebrate Responsibly
The National Agency for the Control of AIDS, NACA has called on all Nigerians during this yuletide season to celebrate responsibly .
This was made known In a message of felicitation by NACA DG, Dr. Sani Aliyu .
The statement signed by Head,Public Relations and Protocol Division National Agency for the Control of AIDS. (NACA) , Toyin Aderibigbe urged Nigerians to get free HIV test during this Christmas and New Year holiday period in any Government hospital within their locality.
HERE IS THE STATEMENT BELOW:
The National Agency for the Control of AIDS, NACA wishes to felicitate with all Nigerians during this yuletide season. As you celebrate, we want to encourage everyone to avoid risky behaviors that may contribute to the spread of HIV/AIDS in the country
Christmas is that season of joy where the birth of Christ is celebrated around the World. This period, we demonstrate love by spending quality time together with loved ones and exchange variety of gift items among ourselves. However, people engage in indiscriminate sexual and other negatives activities during festive period which can lead to uninformed decision making. NACA is appealing to the general public that, in sharing gifts among our loved ones, we should not share HIV through risky sexual behaviors.
NACA in partnership with stakeholders have taken bold steps to prevent new infection by consistently providing information, education, and making available HIV/AIDS related services to Nigerians irrespective of where they reside in the country.
We must build on the successes recorded, as individuals, families and communities by ensuring deliberate efforts are put-in to avert new infection during every festive season and make efforts to know our HIV status, which remains the gateway to HIV prevention, care, support and treatment.
The Director General of NACA, Dr. Sani Aliyu encourages the general public to ensure rules and standards for good behavior are not relaxed because of the Season…
‘’We must set limits and monitor abuses that may result to any form of negative activity that may expose us to HIV infection. As we celebrate, let us be role models that will spread information on HIV and resolve to show love to persons infected and affected by HIV’’
“Get free HIV test during this Christmas and New Year holiday period” in any Government hospital within your locality.
Know your status today….