At A Glance: Saving Nigerian Lives from the HIV/AIDS Scourge

Nigeria is a priority country in the global effort to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic. The country has a generalized epidemic that cuts across all population groups and geographic areas. The U.S. government, through the PEPFAR program implemented by the CDC, the U.S. Agency for International Development, and the Department of Defense Walter Reed Program, has been a major contributor to Nigeria’s national HIV response.

This December 1, on World AIDS Day, the United States commemorates 15 years of saving lives through the U.S. global AIDS relief initiative called the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).