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Global trends: In the world three million people died of AIDS-related diseases in 2005 and more than 40 million people are living with HIV. Each day 14,000 people of which half of them aged 15 to 24 are infected. Women and young people are especially vulnerable. It is clear in the 2005 Global report on AIDS that the Sub-Saharan Africa is still by far the worst affected region with 26 million (67%) people living with HIV and AIDS.


The Sub-Saharan Africa is home to just over 10% of the world’s population and contain almost 2/3 of people living with HIV in the world.


Median National HIV prevalence is at 4.6% based on the findings of the 2008 ANC survey which is normally used to monitor HIV prevalence trends in the country. It is important to note that Nigeria, with about 2.98 million people living with HIV, makes up about 9% of the global HIV burden.


Local trends: The HIV sentinel surveillance data among pregnant women in 2008 showed that the prevalence of HIV/AIDS in Ondo State was 2.4%. Over the years, the state has recorded prevalence of 2.9% in 1999, 6.9% in 2001, 2.3% in 2003 and 3.2% in 2005.


Priority Areas

The objectives of the Ondo State Ministry of Health’s HIV/AIDS Control Program are highlighted under the five broad priority areas listed below:


  • Priority Area I: Behavioual change and Prevention of New Infections
  • Priority Area II: Treatment of HIV/AIDS and Related Health Conditions
  • Priority Area III: , Care and Support of People Infected and Affected by HIV/AIDS
  • Priority Area IV: Policy, Advocacy, Human Rights and Legal Issues
  • Priority Area V: Strategic Information( Monitoring and Evaluation, Research and Knowledge Management)





To ensure that the Ministry of Health coordinates and provides a very effective response in the reduction of the incidence of HIV infections and mitigates the impact of HIV/AIDS in persons infected and affected by the infection in Ondo State.




To provide a comprehensive, coordinated approach and leadership to all stakeholders involved in the health sector response to HIV/AIDS in Ondo State.


Key Roles and Responsibilities


The unit provides regulatory oversight through monitoring and evaluation as well as continual review of policy and programming initiatives to optimize service delivery programmes. The prevention programmes include:


  1. Free HIV Testing & Counselling through the Health facility based programming and outreach services s. In Same Day HIV Counselling and Testing Programme, patient risk assessments are done to ensure that persons remain HIV negative and HIV positive persons get the requisite treatment, care and psychosocial support to both optimize their health and reduce transmission risk to others.
  2. Prevention of mother to child transmission programme (PMTCT). The current strategy is to eventually eliminate the transmission of HIV from mother to child through the Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission (PMTCT) Programme. All first attendees to antenatal clinics are offered an HIV test in pregnancy. Expectant mothers found HIV positive are referred for treatment, and with current therapy can effectively prevent transmission to the unborn child.
  3. Health promotion using Information behavioural change communication. As a final arm of the main prevention strategy, it is based on health promotion and event campaigns which include RapPort as a youth intervention service offering information, education and counselling to the nation’s youth as well as State’s testing campaigns  for World AIDS Day  celebration, Condom promotion programming is also a key activity.
  4. HIV Treatment and Care : there are designated sites in the state that provide free antiretroviral treatment and care programs for both adults and children infected and affected by HIV with access to laboratory HIV diagnostic services.


Major Target Groups


  • General population (in home, school and work settings)
  • General population accessing health services
  • Vulnerable populations (young people, migrants, substance abusers, victims of sexual violence, women, children, elderly )
  • Most at risk populations (commercial sex workers, long distance drivers, major patronisers of brothels and club houses etc.)
  • Health providers (as a workplace issue and for continuing professional development to deliver services)


Lead Partners


Ondo State Agency for The Control Of AIDS (ODSACA) and Equitable Health Access Initiative (a subset of Institute Of Human Virology of Nigeria (IHVN))



For hiv aids control programme related information and enquiries, please contact:


The Programme Officer

HIV AIDS Control Programme

Ministry of Health

Alagbaka, Akure.

Ondo State





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