People Living with HIV/AIDS, with another 11 groups has of this weekend in Abuja,  made petition against the Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole and Minister of Labor and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige by raising alarm concerning the ongoing health workers strike and that it is worsening their situations.
They have threatened to hold both Ministers accountable for any death of members or any other negative consequences the protracted industrial action might have on their lives or treatment.
The petition was signed by Civil Society for HIV/AIDS in Nigeria, CiSHAN; Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS in Nigeria, NEPWHAN; Nigeria Diversity Network, NDN; Network of Religious Leaders Against HIV/AIDS in Nigeria, NINERELA; Civil Society Platform on Health, Treatment Action Movement, TAM; Initiative, Nigerian Network of Youths Against HIV/AIDS, NYNETHA; Association of Women Living with HIV/AIDS in Nigeria, ASHWAN; New HIV/AIDS Microbicide Advocacy Group, NHVMAS; Media Arts and Entertainment Network, Association of Positive Youth in Nigeria, APYIN; and Society for Women and AIDS in Africa, Nigerian, SWAAN.
The petition reads in part: “We in the Civil Society for HIV/AIDS in Nigeria and Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS in Nigeria wish to draw your attention to the negative impact the ongoing strike by the Joint Health Workers Union, JOHESU, is having on People Living with HIV/AIDS, PLHIV, who are accessing care and treatment across government facilities nationwide.

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