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  + News Title : VCT: Nigerians avoid HIV Testing
     
  + News Headline : HIV Testing
     
     
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  In a period of 12 months, particularly in year 2005, only 1200 people agreed to HIV testing during a campaign for free HIV testing which focused on Lagos and Ogun State. Lagos alone has a population of over 14million people.

CHEDCOM, a Lagos based NGO revealed in an interview with nigeriahivinfo that people are still scared to subject themselve to test because of the fear of stigma and discrimination that follows a disclosure of status. According to CHEDCOM, only 500 people tested in a period of ten months (Jan-Oct 2005), while they recorded 700 tests in two months (Nov-Dec) when they decided to go to schools around Lagos and Ogun metropolis.

Read detailed interview in the February edition.