31st International AIDS Candlelight Memorial, Abuja

Today (September 25th) marks the ‘Light a Candle Day’ coordinated by our friends at the Network of People Living With HIV-AIDS in Nigeria (NEPWHAN) – a special day on which we all remember those who have lost their lives to HIV-AIDS. Gede also acknowledges the work we are doing with NEPWHAN which focuses on advocating for common mental disorders (anxiety, depression and substance (including alcohol) abuse) to be included in HIV-AIDS care and support regimes. As evidence shows, if care and support does not include these mental health conditions, then people living positively are being given health care which is nowhere near as effective as it should be. Please return to Gede’s webpage regularly to check on what we are doing to ensure that people living positively are able to access their right to appropriate health care – John Minto jminto@gedefoundation.org