Festive season: Agency urges responsible sexual practice

By Nudoiba Ojen

The National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) has reminded the public of the importance of responsible and safe sexual behavior to prevent the spread of HIV and other Sexually Transmitted Infections,STIs.

The Director General of NACA, Dr Gambo Aliyu, said engaging in unsafe and unclean sexual activities could significantly heighten the risk of HIV transmission and other STIs.

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

According to a statement by NACA’s Head, Public Relations and Protocol, Toyin Aderibigbe, the agency stated, “As we celebrate this festive season, let us make responsible choices in our intimate lives. By adopting and advocating for 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.”

He said NACA remains steadfast in its commitment to raising awareness and promoting preventive measures that will safeguard public health.

NACA is Nigeria’s primary agency responsible for the coordination and control of HIV/AIDS programmes.

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