Of new infections among adolescents and young people aged 10–24 years, 65% are among adolescent girls and young women aged 10–24 globally.Much more needs to be done to promote prevention programmes based on gender equality, fulfilling sexual and reproductive rights and guaranteeing access to services for this key group, according to a panel meeting entitled “Children, adolescent girls and young women: preventing new HIV...Received Date: December 14, 2012; Accepted Date: December 26, 2012; Published Date: December 28, 2012 Citation: Johnbull OS (2013) HIV and AIDS in Nigeria: Meeting the Rural Challenges. doi:10.4172/2155-6113.1000e111 Copyright: © 2013 Johnbull OS, et al.This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.At the United Nations General Assembly High-Level Meeting on Ending AIDS, taking place in New York, United States of America, the Organisation of African First Ladies against HIV/AIDS (OAFLA) has called for the stronger integration of services to improve health outcomes among adolescent girls and young women.
Being HIV positive has ruined so many homes and lives.The key question of how the impending crisis in HIV treatment should be addressed dominated a panel meeting entitled “Getting ahead of the looming treatment crisis: an action agenda for reaching 90–90–90,” which met on 9 June at the United Nations General Assembly High-Level Meeting on Ending AIDS, being held from 8 to 10 June in New York, United States of America.The best ways to respond to emerging epidemics have been outlined by leading policy-makers and health advisers during a side event entitled “Addressing global health emergencies: lessons from AIDS to Ebola, Zika and other emerging epidemics” that took place on 9 June.Now, we have to learn how to live and love in a more genuinely way. This has challenge our moral integrity, our educational systems, our care to the sick and the dying and our expectations at the community level because hardly a day goes by on our nation without a mention of HIV/AIDS in the national dailies and the government spending millions of naira (dollars) on advertising and information campaign.In rural community across Nigeria, we cannot yet guess at the magnitude of HIV and AIDS which confronts us but our response will have to be specific, swift, imaginative and radical. HIV/AIDS has called all activities into being and challenges them to ensure that they are not just a routine, not adequate but that they can meet the challenge since it is presenting us with a sudden crisis which demands a quick response.