AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), an NGO partnered with National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) and UN Population Fund (UNFPA) to prevent STIs and HIV.
The partnership is part of advocacy ahead of the 2023 International Condom Day (ICD), annually celebrated on Feb. 13, in conjunction with St. Valentine’s Day on Feb. 14.
This partnership is aimed to promote use of condom in preventing Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) and HIV.
The 2023 celebration, which has “Always in Fashion’’ as its theme, is to remind the public about the efficacy of condom as veritable means of preventing STIs, HIV and unplanned pregnancies.
Information about the advocacy is in a statement issued on Thursday in Abuja by Mr Steve Aborisade,
the Advocacy and Marketing Manager of AHF Nigeria.
He quoted Terri Ford, the AHF Chief, Global Advocacy and Policy, as saying “condom use has significantly impacted the global HIV and AIDS response.
“The use of condom has averted an estimated 117 million new HIV infections since 1990 in sub-Saharan Africa, Asia and the Pacific.’’
Ford also said that millions of people globally were still without access to condom due to many reasons across various parts of the world, adding however that “AHF has put condom and STIs prevention its top global priorities.’’
The global advocacy chief said the foundation had intensified efforts to get condoms to people throughout the 45
country teams where it is operating, and has planned an in-person and virtual commemorative ICD events.
“AHF Nigeria, in collaboration with NACA and UNFPA Nigeria will host a Twitter-Space and panel discussion where
a creative competition on safe sex will be adjudged.