Our Purpose

The objectives of the walk were to raise awareness about the HIV anti-stigma and discrimination bill, to create demand for HIV counseling and testing services, as well as to raise funds for the implementation of (PMTCT) services.

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Our Target

This population was chosen for intervention due to the significant burden of HIV/AIDS in the state and the high level of ignorance about the disease as well as discrimination and stigmatization towards those living with the disease.

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Outcomes

Distribution of IEC materials to over one thousand people; sensitization of Lagos State inhabitants about HIV/AIDS, anti-stigma and discrimination; conducting HIV counseling and testing to over one thousand people.

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Countdown To LAW 2017

About LAW

Brief Introduction

Lagos AIDS Walk is an annual event organized by Biire Child and Maternal Health Foundation (BCMHF) in conjunction with the Lagos State Agency for the Control of AIDS (LSACA). The core aim of the walk is to increase the population’s awareness of existing laws such as the HIV/AIDS Anti-Stigma Bill which was passed in 1997 to protect people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) from discrimination and stigmatization.

It's additional aims include advocating for increased political will and corporate support for HIV prevention, treatment, care and support; to raise funds for Prevention of Mother-to- Child Transmission of HIV (PMTCT) campaigns; and to progress towards international goals of universal access to HIV Counseling and Testing (HCT) services.

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