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Title:
HIV AND AIDS IN NIGERIA: A CHALLENGE TO SUSTAINABLE HUMAN DEVELOPMENT IN THE NIGER DELTA REGION

Authors:
Alfred s. Ekpenyong, ph.D

Abstract:
The HIV and AIDS pandemic posses the most significant threat to government planning aspiration in Nigeria. In the Niger Delta the crisis is potentially devastating, one inextricably linked to development. Poor livelihood or poverty in the view of this paper increased vulnerability to the pandemic, while HIV prevalence hinders economic growth and development. The paper revealed that economic, social and cultural factors have spread HIV in the Delta region. Dealing with many dimensions of HIV and AIDS according to the study, requires an integrated approach. All stakeholders-federal, state and local governments, the private sector, civil society organizations and international organizations have roles to play to bring about active preventive and curative programmes.

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