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  • HIV programming for key populations

  • Gender and Human Rights

  • Stigma reduction and respect for confidentiality

  • Advocacy and policy influencing

  • Treatment literacy and access campaign

  • Orphans and Vulnerable Children

Key populations contribute significantly to the national HIV epidemic. The 2009 study on the mode of transmission of HIV in Nigeria (MOT) reported that three key population groups – People who inject drugs (PWID), females who sell sex (FWSS), and men who have sex with men (MSM) – constitute about 1% of the adult population in Nigeria but contribute almost 23% of new HIV infections.   



MSM (22.9%), BBFSS (9.4%), NBBFSS (8.6%), and PWID (3.4%) had HIV prevalence higher than that recorded in the general population. On the other hand, the HIV prevalence among members of the armed forces (1.5%), transport workers (1.6%), and members of the police force (2.5%) was lower than that of the general population. The HIV prevalence among BBFWSS, NBBFWSS, and PWID had progressively decreased since 2007 while that for MSM had increased over the same period.  The above calls for concerted effort in the fights against HIV/AIDS in Nigeria with special focus on people living with HIV and key population and doing away with punitive laws and policies that impede access to HIV/AIDS treatment for key population. Join Unique Aid Foundation in its HIV/AIDS Treatment Access Campaign for key populations in Nigeria.


Together with their sexual partners, these three key population groups contribute 32% of new infections although they constitute about 3.4% of the adult population.  The IBBSS reported an overall prevalence of 9.5% for a group of seven key and vulnerable Populations in Nigeria in 2014 – MSM, PWID, brothel-based FWSS (BBFWSS), non-brothel-based FWSS (NBBFWSS), transport workers, armed and police forces.

Trends in HIV prevalence among key and vulnerable populations: Nigeria, 2007 - 2014



Unique Aid Foundation believes that effective partnership with people living with HIV and key populations are critical to ending the AIDS epidemic.  We can’t win the war against AIDS in an environment where exclusion is the order of the day.  Everybody must be carried along irrespective of race, colour, ethnicity, sexual preferences, religious affiliation, etc.  Gay men and other men who have sex with men, sex workers, transgender people, people who inject drugs and prisoners and other incarcerated people, adolescent and young women are particularly vulnerable to HIV and frequently lack adequate access to healthcare services.  Let’s work together and prioritize key population in the AIDS response.


  • Integrity,

  • Honesty,

  • Accountability,

  • Commitment,

  • Team work,

  • Dignity of Human Person.

Unique Aid Foundation  respond to the issue of GIPA by empowering  people living with HIV and key populations to  overcome self-stigma, give human face and voice to HIV and demand for meaning involvement in decision making process that impact their lives.   GIPA is about “meaningful involvement,” not tokenistic participation and care and support.


The idea that personal experiences should shape the AIDS response was first voiced by people living with HIV in Denver in 1983.  The GIPA Principle was formalized at the 1994 Paris AIDS Summit when 42 countries agreed to “support a greater involvement of people living with HIV at all levels to stimulate the creation of supportive political, legal and social environment.   The engagement of people living with HIV is all the more urgent as countries scale up their national AIDS responses to achieve the goal of universal access to prevention, treatment, care and support services and ultimately the 90-90-90 vision.  Let’s work together to end AIDS!


GIPA does not require disclosing one’s HIV status to the public. It does not mean “no visibility = no involvement.” GIPA seeks to ensure that people living with HIV are equal partners and breaks down simplistic (and false) assumptions of “service  providers” (as those living without HIV) and “service receivers” (as those living with HIV). It is a principle that aims to realize the rights and responsibilities of people living with HIV, including their right to self-determination and participation in decision-making processes that impact their lives. In these efforts, GIPA also aims to enhance the quality and effectiveness of the AIDS response.