The prevalence of HIV/AIDS in Nigeria, particularly in the Federal Capital Territory needless to say, has crescendo into a major issue of public health concern spurring a study to x-ray the extent of care for the affected and economic fallouts inherent. This study examines economic burden of HIV/AIDS, stigmatization, and productivity loss in Gwagwalada Area Council of the FCT, Abuja. The survey method was employed in the research work with Questionnaires administered to patients receiving antiretroviral drugs in government health facilities in Gwagwalada FCT. The study population consists of an estimated 8,000 carriers of HIV/AIDS in Gwagwalada and environ. Those randomly selected were specifically those patients receiving antiretroviral treatment in health facilities. The Taro Yamane (1964) formula was engaged towards arriving at the sample size for the study given as 381. Multiple Regression Technique was used for data analysis. The outcome of regression analysis shows that indices depicting the denial of employment exacted a positive but insignificant effect on the number of labour hour loss to HIV/AIDS. Job loss due to HIV/AIDS was found to be positive and significant etc. From the findings, the recommendations made include that all the state governments that still have State Action Committee for AIDS (SACA) should as a matter of imperative transform to the State Agency for the Control of AIDS as this will ensure sustainability of a comprehensive HIV/AIDS intervention and reduce dependence on donors for a sustainable fight against HIV/AIDS in Nigeria.
- Labour-hour, stigmatization, HIV/AIDS, antiretroviral, discrimination, Gwagwalada