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This work examines some of the ethical problems of the HIV disease in Nigeria. The first part argues that the spread if HIV has been facilitated in the country not just because of sexual promiscuity or harmful cultural practices, but also mainly as a result of socio-economic situations or problems in the country. The second part, analysing the principles of responsibility, non-discrimination, confidentiality and justice, examines the preventive strategies that are needed to curb the infection rate of the disease. The study also deals with specific moral issues in the prevention of the disease namely, the prophylactics debate and the needle exchange programs.