As Muslim trustworthy’s rejoice Eid-el-Kabir all around the world, the Nationwide Company for the Management of Aids has urged Nigerians to mirror on the importance of this celebration and its lesson because it pertains to HIV/AIDS Prevention, Therapy and Care.
The Director Basic of NACA, Dr Gambo Aliyu whereas wishing all Muslims in Nigeria and all over the world a cheerful Eid-el-Kabir celebration, mentioned that imbibing the teachings that include this festive interval may help get rid of stigma and discrimination towards individuals contaminated and affected by HIV/AIDS which is required to finish AIDS epidemic in Nigeria.
“If Nigerians obey the command of God, the HIV epidemic in Nigeria will turn out to be a factor of the previous, as pre-marital intercourse, additional marital affairs and informal intercourse amongst younger folks is not going to be occurring as we study and turn out to be educated relating to risks participating in dangerous behaviours throughout festive season”, he mentioned.
He additionally appealed to muslims to mirror on the importance of the celebration by exhibiting love to 1 one other in obedience to Almighty Allah.
“Present love and care to these contaminated and affected by HIV/AIDS. The extent of Stigma and discrimination towards individuals dwelling with HIV/AIDS is worrisome. Displaying love and care to these contaminated and affected will encourage extra Nigerians to get examined and handled and permit many individuals to be extra open about their HIV standing thereby making the illness much less scary and dreaded. This may even make the struggle towards HIV simpler because the extra folks get handled for HIV the much less others get contaminated and affected by HIV”, Dr. Aliyu mentioned.
He mentioned that as true servants of Allah, Nigerians are anticipated to guard their neighbors as a lot as they defend themselves.
The DG additionally appealed to residents to get examined for HIV virus.
“Do all that’s vital to stay adverse if examined adverse, start speedy therapy if examined optimistic in order that others don’t get the virus from you, keep away from Mom-to-Baby Transmission of HIV virus by encouraging all pregnant moms to attend Antenatal clinics and guarantee they provide start in authorities accredited designated hospitals or with educated start attendants.”
He added that adherence to therapy reduces the extent of HIV within the blood to under detection which prevents transmission to others.
“The sacrifice and sharing of ram and different associated animals is important within the celebration of Eid-Kabir and so ought to we imbibe this lesson; to share appropriate and factual info on HIV/AIDS amongst our pals, household, friends, and neighborhood members. This stays the one avenue to cut back ignorance in regards to the illness and guarantee all of us are geared up with info to forestall HIV an infection be making certain Therapy Care and Help of Individuals Dwelling with the virus”, the DG added.
The Nationwide Company for the Management of AIDS, (NACA), is the company saddled with the obligations of coordinating the HIV/AIDS multi sectorial response in Nigeria.