Nigeria

A snapshot of PrEP scale-up, registration and resources for Nigeria.

  • 223,000-224,000
    Estimated Cumulative Number of People Initiating PrEP

    Aggregates numbers reported from demonstration projects, PEPFAR dashboard and program/country reports where available. This is presented as a range due to difficulty in tracking precise numbers and possible double reporting.

  • 142,640
    PEPFAR PrEP Target in COP 2022

    Targets are set by PEPFAR country teams on an annual basis. Targets do not indicate funding is available for PrEP.

Data Updated: April 11, 2022

Drug Registration Status

  • Gilead's Truvada (TDF/FTC) registration
    Approved
  • Generic versions of TDF/FTC for prevention
    Approved
  • Viiv’s Apretude (CAB for PrEP) Registration
    Not approved
  • IPM’s Dapivirine Ring Registration
    Not approved

Types of Delivery Projects

  • Demonstration projects, which road-test the use of new options in real-world settings—not in a trial site. They have a formal evaluation component that is designed to address specific elements of introduction such as infrastructure needs and ways individuals can integrate it into daily activities.
  • Implementation projects — funded/implementer involvement and investment in some or all steps related to comprehensive introduction that may or may not use government

Research, Demonstration and Implementation Projects

Policy Framework

Funding

  • The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • PEPFAR

Resources for Nigeria

  • PEPIC-N – A sub-campaign to NHVMAS’s LeNNiB campaign is ‘Preparing for Expanded PrEP access in Communities in Nigeria’ or PEPIC-N. The sole objective of PEPIC-N is to push for access of persons at substantial risks for HIV infection to have access to comprehensive HIV prevention including PrEP.
  • The New HIV Vaccine and Microbicides Advocacy Society (NHVMAS) is a long-time advocate for research on and implementation of new HIV prevention options.
  • A Framework for Scaling Up PrEP can help implementers, government and advocates begin planning for and implementing PrEP programs.
  • Click for the latest information from the Nigerian Federal Ministry of Health.
  • The National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) is a key player in Nigeria’s PrEP implementation and currently runs one of the country’s largest PrEP demonstration projects, serving 600 serodicordant couples.