HIV vulnerabilities and the potential for strengthening social protection responses in the context of HIV in Nigeria

Samuels, F., Blake, C. and Akinrimisi, B. (2012) HIV vulnerabilities and the potential for strengthening social protection responses in the context of HIV in Nigeria. Project Report. ODI, London, UK.

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Abstract

Although Nigeria’s HIV prevalence appears to have stabilised in the past 10 years, the epidemic still remains a major public health challenge. While Nigeria’s epidemic can be framed as a generalised epidemic, there are concentrated epidemics among high-risk groups or mostat-risk populations (MARPS), i.e. female sex workers (FSWs), men who have sex with men (MSM) and injecting drug users (IDUs). There are also considerable variations according to geographical area, rural/urban locality, age, gender, education and wealth quintile. Drawing on secondary literature and primary data collection in four selected state-level sites (Adamawa, Benue, Edo and Lagos), including key informant interviews and focus group discussions at national and state levels, this report explores: the main drivers of HIV-related vulnerabilities; the impacts of HIV on different groups of people and related coping strategies/mechanisms; policy and programming responses to HIV; and social protection-type responses and approaches and their current and potential linkages with HIV.

Item Type:Research Reports or Papers (Project Report)
Status:Published
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Blake, Ms Carolyn
Authors: Samuels, F., Blake, C., and Akinrimisi, B.
Subjects:R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Health and Wellbeing > MRC/CSO SPHSU
Publisher:ODI
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