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The National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA)

Yuletide: Embrace responsible sexual practices, NACA Tells Nigerians

The National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) has urged Nigerians to engage in responsible and safe sexual behaviour during the festive season to prevent the spread of HIV and other Sexually Transmitted Infections.

NACA made this known on Tuesday in a press statement signed by the agency’s Head of Public Relations and Protocol, Toyin Aderibigbe.

The Director General of NACA, Dr Gambo Aliyu, was quoted as saying that engaging in unsafe and unclean sexual activities can heighten the risk of HIV transmission and other STIs.

He said, “The holiday season is a time of joy and celebration, and as we come together with loved ones, it is paramount that we prioritise our health and well-being.

“As we celebrate this festive season, let us make responsible choices in our intimate lives. By adopting and advocating responsible sexual practices, we can collectively contribute to a healthier and happier community.

“Abstinence, maintaining faithfulness to your partner, and consistently using condoms are among the most effective measures to prevent the transmission of these infections.”

Aliyu added that the agency remains committed to raising awareness and promoting preventive measures that will safeguard public health.