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The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) has a HIV prevalence of 1.6% with an approximate 17,345 people living with HIV, who are yet to be identified and placed on treatment according to the Nigeria HIV/AIDS Indicator and Impact Survey (NAIIS) . SURGE project in the FCT is an effort implemented by the Institute with funding from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, to accelerate epidemic control of HIV.

FCT SURGE Achievement as at 30th December, 2020
Number of People Living with HIV (PLHIV) identified  from testing activities 25,956
Number  of PLHIV placed on treatment 25,770
Number clients currently receiving ARV treatment 61,624

The project has brought together key stakeholders to form a consortium to contribute towards achieving the target of finding 21,215 new HIV cases by September 2020, place 95% of them on treatment and maintain viral suppression

People turn out for HIV Counseling and Testing at a community in Lugbe, Federal Capital Territory, to mark World AIDS Day 2019

for  95% of those placed on treatment. Key population are also being identified by the project for the provision of HIV treatment and care services.

SURGING During COVID-19 Pandemic

Due to the restriction in movement during the pandemic, the focus of  on finding new HIV cases has shifted from a facility-led approach to a community-led approach. The project has also targeted communities of key population and implemented dispensing of drugs for three to six months for both newly identified and previously identified people living with HIV.

Best practices being implemented include,

  • Various virtual training (and capacity building) including an Infection Control Training via ECHO/Zoom platforms
  • Virtual mentoring and supervisory visits and continuous advocacy and engagement of health care workers to sustain quality service delivery were conducted in some instances

Assisting facilities with personal protective equipment  to ensure service provision to clients are not hampered, and redistribution of commodities to essential service areas.