Nigeria

  • Research and Demonstration Projects: Nigeria is host to a PrEP demonstration project among serodiscordant couples at sites in Plateau, Edo and Cross River State. It is scheduled to run from late-2015 until late-2017.
  • Drug Registration: Truvada is registered for treatment. It is not registered for prevention.
  • Policy/Regulatory: PrEP is mentioned in the 2014-15 National HIV Prevention Plan as one of the new prevention technologies that should be embraced, but there is no national PrEP policy or guidance at present. However, the ongoing demonstration project may be used to inform such policy.
  • Advocacy: The New HIV Vaccine and Microbicide Advocacy Society (NHVMAS) has a long history advocating for research on and implementation of new HIV prevention options. Visit them here for more on the their work in this space. If you’re a Nigerian advocate working on PrEP, building a campaign or seeking to share insights and experience, please send info here and PrEPWatch will post it.

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