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Knowing your HIV status empowers you to make the right choices. Go to the nearest hospital or clinic for a free HIV test.

For more information on free HIV tests, and treatment, send inquiries to [email protected] or call +234 9461 0342. You may also contact our toll-free  lines in FCT (08031230681) and Rivers State (08031230442).

We support free HIV testing services in communities, public and private health facilities in Rivers, Nasarawa, Kastina, Sokoto, Niger, Zamfara, Kebbi, Bauchi, Borno, Jigawa, Kano, Yobe and Kwara states. This is with funding support from the US Presidents Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) through Centers for Disease Prevention and Control and USAID.

We are supportive of researches as they give needed facts and evidence.  You may send details of your research and the questions to [email protected] or send request to our office, Institute of Human Virology Nigeria, Plot 252, Herbert Macaulay Way, Central Business District, Abuja.

You can live a healthy life. Adhere to the counsel you are given at the healthy facility. This includes taking your HIV medications correctly and consistently as agreed with the health care provider and eating well. Feel free to seek advice from your health care provider.

We build the capacity of health care providers and support health facilities to offer the counseling, treatment, care, and support you may need.

Yes, she can. Many women living with HIV have given birth to HIV free children successfully. We advise that she immediately goes to the nearest public health facility to enroll for antenatal care.

HIV treatment and care is free. She will be guided and commenced on Antiretroviral treatment (HIV medications). She will also be given services to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV. This is free too.

TB kills an estimated 157 thousand Nigerians every year although it is both preventable and curable. TB testing and treatment is free. If you have been coughing for two or more weeks or experiencing weight loss, fever and night sweats, please visit the nearest healthcare facility for free TB testing services.

Through the support of the Global Fund, IHVN has engaged private clinics, faith-based organizations, community pharmacies, patent medicine vendors, medical laboratories and traditional birth attendants in 20 states across Nigeria to screen, diagnose and treat people for TB. Confirmed TB patients receive free course of appropriate treatment at designated TB clinics. In order to be cured, persons with TB symptoms should visit the healthcare facilities for prompt TB diagnosis, and ensure they take TB medications daily as prescribed by the healthcare provider.

Kindly check the careers section of our website. It gives information on openings and how to apply for them.  For internships, you may submit letter of request at our office, Institute of Human Virology Nigeria, Plot 251, Herbert Macaulay Way, Central Business District, Abuja.

Kindly check the Invitation to Bid section of our website. It gives information on openings and how to apply for them.

It is advisable to know your status too. Go for a HIV test immediately and repeat the test after three months. If the test is positive, you will be started on HIV medications immediately to keep you healthy. Your partner is also to receive free HIV treatment and care services if s/he has not commenced already.

If negative, be assured that there are couples who have lived together for years without infecting their partners. You will be given appropriate counsel at the nearest health facility supported to offer free HIV treatment and care services.

There is currently no cure for HIV worldwide. However, researchers are working hard to get a cure.

We advise people living with HIV to continue taking their HIV medications correctly and consistently. This will reduce the number of viruses in their blood such that they can live healthy and prevent transmission of HIV to their sexual partners.

We offer trainings for health care providers in facilities we support and for the public. Information on general trainings will be shared here on our website, on our social media pages and on www.ihvn-irce.org for qualified candidates to participate.

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