In observance of World AIDS Day in Kano, the State government disclosed that out of 138,430 individuals tested for HIV between January 2023 and the present, 4,728 have tested positive. This brings the total number of individuals receiving treatment for the disease in the state to 46,732. Dr. Abubakar Labaran, the State’s Commissioner for Health, emphasized advancements in strategies to prevent mother-to-child transmission, citing a 95% success rate in testing pregnant women during their initial ANC visits, with only 0.04% testing positive. The Commissioner underscored the state’s commitment to HIV/AIDS management, revealing that Kano achieved a 3% budget allocation for HIV for the first time, amounting to N2 billion in the proposed health budget. The event, themed “Let Communities Lead,” was organized in collaboration with USAID and other partners, with appreciation expressed for their advocacy efforts. Dr. Usman Bashir, Director General of the State Agency for Control of AIDS (SACA), highlighted the inclusion of 600 persons living with AIDS in the state government’s free healthcare service initiative.