Founded in 2015, registered with cac on 16th of April 2016 CHIYN Nigeria seeks to advocate for, educate, and empower sexual minorities, with a focus on Nigeria’s LGBTI community.

Mission

To lead the provision of effective and sustainable intervention in at-risk populations. To address the physical, psychological, and economic impact of HIV and AIDS among men who have sex with men (‘MSM’) and other vulnerable populations, through information sharing, peer education, advocacy, capacity building, economic empowerment and psychological support.

Vision

A Nigeria where every MSM and other vulnerable population will have access to quality and comprehensive health care services, free from all forms of stigma and discrimination on the basis of age, sex, gender, socioeconomic status, orientation, and HIV status.


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Head office : plot 26 sector f, Lugbe airport road Abuja, Nigeria. Branch office: behind Ahmadu Bello Plaza Shiroro road Minna Niger State Nigeria

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Community Health Initiatives for Youth (CHIYN) is an LGBTI-led non-profit organization providing vital health and other social services for LGBTI community members in Minna City in Niger State, Nigeria. Over the past two years, CHIYN has provided health services for over 3,700 members of the community via a drop in center and health outreach sessions-focused on HIV/AIDS, TB, healthy living and of late, COVID prevention. CHIYN’s motto is like many similar organizations: “Nothing For Us Without Us.”

#chiyninitiative#epiclove#USAIDHIV stigma and discrimination affect the emotional well-being and mental health of people living with HIV. People living with HIV often internalize the stigma they experience and begin to develop a negative self-image. They may fear they will be discriminated against or judged negatively if their HIV status is revealed.Internalized stigma” or “self-stigma” happens when a person takes in the negative ideas and stereotypes about people living with HIV and start to apply them to themselves. HIV internalized stigma can lead to feelings of shame, fear of disclosure, isolation, and despair. These feelings can keep people from getting tested and treated for HIVBook for complain and for free HIV testing today via the below sitehttps://www.soflex.ng/book-an-appointment/

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