My mission is to break the stigma surrounding STD & HIV testing in Nigeria by educating and raising awareness among Nigerian youths. My aim is to empower the youths . STD can not only be transmitted sexually, the use of sharing needles also contribute to the high rate of STD transmission. TLDP challenges restrictive policies and the systems that threaten the health and futures of the youth.
Nigeria has the second largest HIV epidemic in the world. In 2014, 3.4 million people were living with HIV in the country, of which 380 000 were children below the age of 14. HIV prevalence among young women between the ages of 15 and 24 was 1.3% in 2014, almost twice as high as it was for their male counterpart.
STDs have become a serious health problem for adolescents, occurring among the majority number of sexually active teenagers in Nigeria. I believe young people should take control of their sexual and reproductive health. Their lives depend on it. Wherever the need is most urgent, TLDP ensure that young people can make their own decisions about their bodies and choose their own path.
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Access to sex education is a basic right that young people should have access to. Effective sexual health programme reduces sexually risky behaviour and curbing sexual exploits. TLDP empowers adolescents to make their own decisions about their bodies and their futures by changing community norms related to gender, adolescent sexuality, early marriage, and childbirth.
Untreated STDs acquired through sexual activities and needle use put an individual at risk of contracting HIV/AIDS. Getting tested is always advised as the gate way to knowing one’s status.
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To help end the stigma and provide young adults with adequate knowledge. We've got many successes under our belt, but we need more help, and that's where you come in.
While you can volunteer with us directly in Nigeria, even traveling to provide needy families with materials and education, there's much you can do on your own. Contact us to learn more about opportunities and ideas for donating, fundraising, hosting events, campaigning, buying gifts, and involving your school or company.
Most of us in the developed countries are fortunate enough to just walk into a clinic and get treated without discrimination and stigma, however for many young people in Africa that is not the case.
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