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University of Maryland virus institute to lead $100 million effort to track HIV programs in Nigeria

University of Maryland virus institute to lead $100 million effort to track HIV programs in Nigeria

The Institute of Human Virology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine will lead a $100 million project to measure the reach and impact of HIV programs in Nigeria in what the organization says is the largest population-based HIV survey ever conducted in a single country.

The work will be funded by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in collaboration with the government of Nigeria and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

“We are pleased that the CDC and the Government of Nigeria entrusted us to lead this critical epidemiological study to better understand the state of Nigeria’s current HIV epidemic,” the study’s principal...

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