The agency in a statement today Sunday 12th encouraged everyone to avoid engaging in risky behaviour especially during Valentine’s Day celebrations adding that people should rather share and show love responsibly and so doing we can halt and reverse the spread of HIV in Nigeria. Read the official statement below…
“Beyond the sweet words and exchange of gifts, it is important that young people in particular are equipped with all the information they need to ensure that Valentine’s Day is celebrated showing love to those we care about in a safe and responsible manner.
As we celebrate love, we should remember that safe sex is not just about protecting ourselves, but also protecting those we love.”
Director General, NACA, Dr. Sani Aliyu stressed that…
“this is a special day for love. In the process of loving, love carefully, play safe and be faithful to your partner.
If you are young and not sexually active yet, abstaining from sex will keep you safe from sexually transmitted diseases including HIV, otherwise protect yourself using a condom at all times”.