HIV and AIDS

Nigeria has the second highest burden of Human Immuno-Deficiency Virus (HIV) infection in the world. It is estimated that 3.2 million people are living with HIV and AIDS in Nigeria. HIV and AIDS are particularly prevalent among prisoners and high risk drug users, in particular injecting drug users.

Our work

UNODC as the UNAIDS convening agency for HIV among people who use drugs and HIV in prison, supports Nigeria in tackling this challenge through the conduct of a situation assessment of HIV and AIDS, tuberculosis and other infectious diseases in Nigerian prisons. As such this study will complement the National AIDS Indicator Survey 2019 by filling the gap in availability of information on HIV and AIDS in prisons and support evidence-based policy making.

Our partners

Key partners for UNODC's work in this area include, among others, the National Agency for the Control of AIDs (NACA), the Nigeria Prisons Service and the Federal Ministry of Health as well as relevant civil society organizations.