The President, Mr Abdulkadiri Ibrahim, Network of People living with HIV/AIDS in Nigeria (NEPWHAN) on Monday reiterated that HIV/AIDS had no known cure in sight.
In Abuja, Ibrahim told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that it was wrong for some religious bodies, herbalists and spiritualists to deceive people with lies of cure.
He advised the people living with HIV/AIDS to ignore such claims which were utterly based on falsehood.
Ibrahim said.“AIDS has no cure, anybody telling you to the contrary is just lie,”
He cautioned against carelessness and risky behaviors, he added that only regular intake of Anti Retroviral Therapy (ART) in compliance medical prescription was key to achieving viral load.
According to the president, as long as one continues to take his or her drugs appropriately, there is tendency that he or she will live a healthy and longer life.
He, nevertheless, called for more awareness creation and sensitization on facts and management of HIV/AIDS, which he said was the way forward.
Ibrahim thanked the National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) over the campaign against the scourge, stressing that effective collaboration among stakeholders was imperative to achieve a society free of HIV.