APIN Hosts Message Validation Workshop In Partnership With Nigeria Health Watch And Social Media Influencers to Promote HIV Testing Among Adolescents

Adolescents and Young People still require a little bit more attention and access to HIV testing and Antiretrovirals (ARVs) if Nigeria is to meet the UNAIDS targets by 2030. Data has proven that when People Living with HIV (PLHIV) are consistent with their ARVs, the amount of the virus in their blood becomes so low that it cannot be detected with regular tests. At this level, PLHIV cannot transmit the virus to their sexual partners.

Last week, in partnership with Nigeria Health Watch, we hosted a message validation workshop where stakeholders from National Agency for the Control of AIDs (NACA), NASCP, U.S CDC Nigeria, Implementing Partners, adolescents and young people living with HIV and social media influencers came together to develop and review messages for Undetectable=Untransmittable (U=U), a CDC-funded campaign targeted at promoting HIV testing among adolescents and young people, increasing uptake and adherence to ARVs, and ending stigma.

Thanks to everyone who participated and to our influencers who’ll be helping these messages reach more people. Watch the space for updates and more info on the campaign.