1.3m People Now Living With HIV/AIDS In Nigeria

The number of persons living with HIV/AIDS in Nigeria has been put at 1.9 million.

The figure represents a drop in the population of persons living with HIV/AIDS formerly estimated at 3.2 million.

Akwa Ibom State tops the list of states with high prevalence of the disease, with 5.6 per cent prevalence, followed by Rivers (3.8 per cent), and Taraba State with 2.7 per cent prevalence.

Other states with high prevalence of the disease are Anambra with 2.4 percent prevalence, Enugu (2.1 percent) and Abia State with 2.1 per cent prevalence rate.

The data is contained in the new report of Nigeria HIV/AIDS indicator and impact survey launched by President Buhari in Abuja.

With the new report, Nigeria’s ranking in the world in HIV/AIDS prevalence had dropped from second to fourth position.

According to the report, the number of women living with the disease is higher than their male counterparts.

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