As Valentine’s Day draws near, the National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) has issued a cautionary message to Nigerians concerning unprotected sexual activities, emphasizing its commitment to promoting a healthy and responsible celebration of love.
In a statement released by the agency’s Head of Public Relations and Protocol, Toyin Aderibigbe, in Abuja on Sunday, the Director General of NACA, Gambo Aliyu, advised the public to prioritize protection during intimate encounters, undergo regular HIV testing, and engage in discussions about sexual health with their partners.
Mr Aliyu stressed that these actions are essential not only for individual health but also for the broader objective of fostering safer and healthier communities.
Amidst the ongoing global health situation, Mr Aliyu urged the public to prioritize their safety and well-being while expressing affection on Valentine’s Day.
The statement emphasized the importance of adopting a comprehensive approach to love, including open communication, mutual respect, and responsible decision-making.
NACA reaffirmed its commitment to providing resources, information, and support to empower individuals in making informed choices, ensuring that love enriches their lives without compromising their health.