"One of the great successes of Australia's community-led HIV response has been the mobilisation of those most affected, to mount highly effective treatment and prevention programs", said Professor Carla Treloar, Director of the Centre for Social Research in Health.
There's also still loads of stigma attached to the virus, which doesn't help in terms of getting the conversation going! "New HIV infections are not falling rapidly enough".
These resources, subject to the availability of funds and final congressional notification, will support innovative approaches to reaching young men, adolescent girls and young women, and HIV-positive children with HIV prevention and treatment services.
In 2017, 25% of those 36.9 million people living with HIV didn't know their status.
In the UK, HIV diagnoses are falling meaning the spread of the virus is slowing down.
Ijezie appreciated Federal Government's effort through the Federal Ministry of Health and the NACA and other stakeholders in the fight against HIV and AIDS. Let's debunk some of the most common myths.
Prof. Isaac Adewole, Minister of Health, advised Nigerians to know their status as the only way to achieving the first 90 target of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS) by 2020.
According to him, "HIV is an infection that destroys the human immune system and renders the entire body vulnerable to any kind of disease".
The National strategic plan for HIV/AIDS suggests that bio-behavioural surveys confirm that HIV prevalence is high or "concentrated" among "key populations" that include female sex workers, men who have sex with men, transgender, people who inject drugs and long-distance truck drivers and migrants.
He said 95 percent of the number are now on treatment through donor agencies and the USA government; adding that the Nigerian government was treating additional 60,000 people in Abia and Taraba states.
He's told the crowd he's happy that young people have finally taken up the challenge of speaking up and fighting the HIV epidemic.
He also called on the Ghana Health Service and other health training schools to make it a subject of concern in the training schools such that it would provide more insight to trainee nurses.
Currently, PEPFAR supports 14 million people living with the condition globally.