Impact of AIDS in West Africa: The Nigerian Society

Authors

  • Dr. Fabiyi Tolani Fathia Charisma University, Kursk State Medical University
  • Dr.Ghassan Salibi Charisma University
  • Professor Nikolaos Tzenios Charisma University https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6679-2296

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.58676/sjmas.v1i5.35

Keywords:

HIV/AIDS, Nigeria, prevention

Abstract

Nigeria has experienced a tremendous impact from HIV/AIDS on both a personal and societal level. The report presents a comprehensive problem overview referencing existing research, relevant literature, and expert insights. Due to HIV/AIDS, the Nigerian healthcare industry has experienced significant difficulties. With rising demand for testing, counseling, anti-retroviral medication (ART), and supportive care, the disease has strained healthcare resources. The disease has decreased production and resulted in a loss of human capital. The workforce has been impacted, which has reduced output across several industries, including agriculture. Concerns about the disease's prevalence have hurt foreign investment, preventing economic expansion and employment development. HIV/AIDS has impacted communities' social dynamics. Discrimination and stigma still exist, putting obstacles in support, treatment, and testing. The disease has put a strain on social welfare institutions, needing assistance for those who are afflicted and their families. Fighting the epidemic and lessening its effects require coordinated efforts from the government, civil society organizations, healthcare providers, and communities.

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Published

2023-06-17

How to Cite

Fathia, F. T., Salibi, G., & Tzenios, N. (2023). Impact of AIDS in West Africa: The Nigerian Society. Special Journal of the Medical Academy and Other Life Sciences., 1(5). https://doi.org/10.58676/sjmas.v1i5.35

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