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July 6, 2011

Nigeria Seeks to Replace PEPFAR Funding of HIV Meds

The Global HIV/AIDS Initiative in Nigeria (GHAIN) will end in a few weeks, and advocates are concerned about the 68,000 HIV-positive people who currently receive antiretroviral (ARV) treatment under the expiring program, AllAfrica.com reports. The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) provided GHAIN with $193 million to expand treatment in Nigeria and prevent mother-to-child transmission. Nigeria’s National Agency for the Control of AIDS is responsible for providing meds to the people who received them from GHAIN, but it is asking pharmaceutical companies and international groups such as USAID to help prevent supply shortages.

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