NACA Advocates Safe Valentine’s Day Celebration

The National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) has urged the public to exercise caution while commemorating this year’s Valentine’s Day.

In a statement issued by the Director General of the Agency on Monday, February 12, 2024, the agency reaffirmed its commitment to promoting a healthy and responsible celebration of love.

According to the Director General of NACA, Dr. Gambo Aliyu, “as people celebrate love on Valentine’s Day, we want everyone to enjoy it while prioritising their well-being.

“NACA encourages individuals to adopt a comprehensive approach to love, which includes open communication, mutual respect, and responsible choices.”

Dr. Aliyu further urged the public to incorporate protection into intimate moments, undergo regular HIV testing, and engage in conversations about sexual health with their partners.

He explained that, these measures contribute not only to personal health but also to the broader goal of building safer and healthier communities.

“Love is a powerful force, and by embracing responsible practices, we can ensure that it enriches our lives without compromising our health. NACA is dedicated to providing resources, information, and support to empower individuals in making informed choices,” he said.

This Valentine’s Day, NACA will conduct comprehensive awareness campaigns to educate the public about the significance of both abstinence and safe sex practices, ensuring everyone stays well informed.

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