The National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) requires $2.4 billion to control the spread of HIV epidemic across the country in the next three years, it was learnt on Thursday.

The agency stated that the money will be used to identify over 90 per cent of people with the disease and put them on life-saving medications to reduce the risk of transmission and save their lives.

The agency, however, noted that when the HIV epidemic is put under control, an additional N75 billion will be required to place 1.5 million people living with HIV (PLHIV) on treatment yearly.