Hiv counselling and testing: heart to heart centres in Nigeria

Heart to heart centres in Nigeria.

Members of a counselling and testing centre/ heart to heart centre in Nigeria

Medical doctor

Trained Nurse

Laboratory scientists

Psychologists

Counsellors

A Heart to heart centre or HIV/AIDs counselling centres in Nigeria can be a/an

  • Health institution
  • Specialist clinic
  • Educational institution
  • Youth centre

Why visit one of the Heart to Heart centres in Nigeria

1) They provide counselling services.

2) In the centre, you can get tested  for HIV and other sexually transmitted infections.

3) You can trust them with your secrets. They maintain a very high level of confidentiality

4)  The team members will educate you on the best way of living with HIV and still be able to achieve your life goals.

5) Even if you are not infected with the virus, you can get important information on HIV/AIDS from these centres.

6) Heart to heart centres in Nigeria provide moral support to persons living with HIV.

7) Most of the anti- retroviral drugs (HAART) in Nigeria are available in these testing and counselling centres. These drugs are offered to HIV patients free of charge.

Heart to heart centres in Lagos

1) Island Maternity Hospital, Lagos Island

2) Massey Children’s Hospital, Lagos Island

3) General Hospital, Isolo, Lagos

4) Badagry General Hospital, Badagry, Lagos State

5) General Hospital Gbagada,Lagos

6) General Hospital, Ikorodu, Lagos state

7) General Hospital, Epe, Lagos state

8) Igando-Ikoku Primary Health Care Centre, Ikokun, Lagos State

9) Mushin Primary Health Care Centre, Palm Avenue, Mushin, Lagos

10) Ebete-Metta Health Centre, Ebute-Meta, Lagos

11) General Hospital, Apapa, Lagos

12) General Hospital, Ajeromi, Lagos

13) Lagos Mainland General Hospital, Yaba, Lagos

14) Salvation Army, No 11 Odulami Street, Lagos Island, Lagos

15) Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Mushin, Lagos

16) Lagos State University Teaching Hospital

17) First Consultants Medical Centre, Obalende, Lagos

18) Lagos Mainland Hospital, Yaba, Lagos.

19) Foundation of Illiteracy, Poverty and AIDs, Victoria Island, Lagos.

20) Nasfat Health and HIV Initiative, Ilupeju, Lagos.

21) Nigerian Institute of Medical Research (NIMR), Yaba, Lagos.

22) Military Hospital Lagos Creek, Ikoyi, Lagos.

23) National Orthopaedic Hospital, Igbobi, Lagos.

24) Some established private hospitals like St Nicholas, Eko hospitals and Reddington hospital are HIV treatment centres in Lagos.

Some of the centres above only provide counselling and testing services and not TREATMENT.

Heart to heart Centres in Abuja

25) National Hospital Abuja, FCT.

26) Gwagwalada Specialist Hospital, Gwagwalada, Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

27) St. Mary’s Catholic Hospital, Gwagwalada, FCT.

28) Wuse General Hospital, Wuse Zone 3, Abuja, FCT.

Heart to heart centres in Kano

29) Gwarzo General Hospital, Gwarzo, Kano State

30) Danbatta General Hospital, Danbatta, Kano State

31) Kura General Hospital, Kura, Kano State

32) Infectious Disease Hospital, Kano

33) SWAAN VCT Centre, Kano

34) Amino Kano Teaching Hospital, Kano

35) Wudil General Hospital, Wudil, Kano State

36) Murtala Mohammed Specialist Hospital, Kano

Heart to heart centres in Nigeria
Heart to heart centres in Nigeria: they listen to you and keep your secret.

Heart to heart centres in Benin city, Edo state

37) University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Benin City, Edo state

38) Irrua Specialist Hospital, Irrua, Edo state

39) Central Hospital, Benin city, Edo state

40) St. Philomena Catholic Hospital, Benin city, Edo state

Heart to heart centres in Anambra

41) St. Charles Boromeo Catholic Hospital, Onitsha, Anambra State

42) Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital, Nnewi, Anambra

43) Our lady of Lourdes Catholic Hospital, Ihiala, Anambra State

44) General Hospital, Ekwulobia, Anambra state

45) General Hospital, Awka, Anambra state

Borno

46) University of Maiduguri, Maiduguri, Borno state

Owerri, Imo

47) Federal Medical Centre, Owerri, IMO state

Ondo

48) Federal Medical Centre, Owo, Ondo state.

49) University of Medicine, Ondo.

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Ogun

50) Federal Medical Centre, Abeokuta, Ogun State.

Lokoja

51) Federal Medical Centre, Lokoja, Kogi state.

Ibadan

52) University College Hospital, Ibadan, Oyo state.

53) Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomosho, Oyo state

Enugu

54) University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Nsukka, Enugu.

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Osun

55) Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital (OAUTH), Ife, Osun state

Nassarawa

56) Federal Medical Centre, Keffi, Nassarawa.

Some of these centres have facilities for doing routine tests like Cd4 count and viral load. Cost of Cd4 count is around #7,000-#8,000 naira and viral load is the same amount. These tests are free in some centres.

Are there other heart to heart centres in Nigeria you know? Please a need your input. Thank you.

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6 thoughts on “Hiv counselling and testing: heart to heart centres in Nigeria

  1. Are they no heart to heart center in Delta state? Even general Hospitals are collecting huge money for HIV drugs. Why?

    1. Yes Alex, a man who is HIV+ can impregnate a HIV- woman. The risk remains that, the HIV negative woman can become infected with HIV thereby making the woman HIV+ and if there is no proper care, the baby could also become infected with this virus.

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