As part of activities to commemorate this year’s World AIDS Day has the theme “Hands on for HIV prevention, ” the Head Corporate communications unit, Toyin Aderibigbe, The National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) will soon hold a national scientific conference on HIV prevention, and the objectives of the conference is to highlight key HIV/AIDs findings, to showcase achievements on the AIDS response in Nigeria as well as set the pace for tackling prevention gaps. The conference is slated for November 29th and 30th and the participants will be drawn from relevant government departments and agencies, research institutions, the private sector, development partners and representatives of people living with or affected by HIV.

The statement said “Hands on for Prevention,” signifies the fact that Nigeria’s national response aligns with the present global direction of increasing HIV prevention efforts, and “The Nigeria HIV Prevention Conference 2016 will bring together a range of experts to advance knowledge, present new research findings, as well as promote and enhance scientific and community collaborations. It will also be a platform for discussions on development of new strategies for addressing HIV, especially in the area of HIV prevention,” the statement read in part.

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