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World AIDS Day: HIV And AIDS Facts, Key Points & Statistics In Nigeria by tstx(m): 10:25am On Dec 01, 2018
World AIDS Day, designated on 1 December every year since 1988, is an international day dedicated to raising awareness of the AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of HIV infection and mourning those who have died of the disease. Government and health officials, non-governmental organizations, and individuals around the world observe the day, often with education on AIDS prevention and control.

Today listwand joins in the observation of world AIDS day by compiling some basic facts about the scourge of the disease in Nigeria .

Below are HIV and AIDS keypoints in Nigeria, the facts and statistics, the states with the highest prevalence of HIV and AIDS in Nigeria and more.



World AIDS Day: HIV and AIDS Statistics in Nigeria

1. Nigeria has the second largest HIV epidemic in the world and one of the highest rates of new infection in sub-Saharan Africa.
Although HIV prevalence among adults is much less (2.8%) than other sub-Saharan African countries such as South Africa (18.8%) and Zambia (11.5%), the size of Nigeria's population means 3.1 million people were living with HIV in 2017

2. It is estimated that around two-thirds of new HIV infections in West and Central Africa in 2017 occurred in Nigeria. Together with South Africa and Uganda , the country accounts for around half of all new HIV infections in sub-Saharan Africa every year. This is despite achieving a 5% reduction in new infections between 2010 and 2017.

3. Unprotected heterosexual sex accounts for 80% of new HIV infections in Nigeria, with the majority of remaining HIV infections occurring in key affected populations such as sex workers.

4. Six states in Nigeria account for 41% of people living with HIV, including Kaduna, Akwa Ibom, Benue, Lagos, Oyo, and Kano. HIV prevalence is highest in Nigeria’s southern states (known as the South South Zone), and stands at 5.5%. It is lowest in the southeast (the South East Zone) where there is a prevalence of 1.8%. There are higher rates of HIV in rural areas (4%) than in urban ones (3%)

5. Many people living with HIV in Nigeria are unaware of their status. Nigeria continues to fall short of providing the recommended number of HIV testing and counselling sites.

6. Low levels of access to antiretroviral treatment remains an issue for people living with HIV, meaning that there are still many AIDS-related deaths in Nigeria.

7. Nigeria accounted for 37,000 of the world’s 160,000 new cases of babies born with HIV in 2016. Even South Africa which happens to be the hardest-hit country in the world, with 7.1 million people living with the virus had only 12,000 newly infected children in 2016. The high infection rate in Nigeria, along with the lack of access to Hiv drugs
helps explain why 24,000 children here died of AIDS in 2016, nearly three times as many as in South Africa.

8. Approximately 150,000 people died from AIDS-related illnesses in Nigeria in 2017. Since 2005, the reduction in the number of annual AIDS-related deaths has been minimal, indicative of the fact that only 33% of those with a positive diagnosis in Nigeria are accessing antiretroviral treatment (ART).


https://listwand.com/world-aids-day-hiv-and-aids-statistics-in-nigeria/

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Re: World AIDS Day: HIV And AIDS Facts, Key Points & Statistics In Nigeria by Rollins777(m): 2:46pm On Dec 01, 2018
Ohh my God!! Nigeria second largest WHAT!!!! GOD SAVE US.

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Re: World AIDS Day: HIV And AIDS Facts, Key Points & Statistics In Nigeria by bazzyblings: 2:46pm On Dec 01, 2018
angry
Re: World AIDS Day: HIV And AIDS Facts, Key Points & Statistics In Nigeria by bazzyblings: 2:46pm On Dec 01, 2018
angry wink
Re: World AIDS Day: HIV And AIDS Facts, Key Points & Statistics In Nigeria by tegafej(m): 2:46pm On Dec 01, 2018
At that point of having sex.

Your mind will always tell you that you covered with the Blood of Jesus. That HIV can't hit you until you test positive.

Then you will start regreting when Dr tell you that Baba you are positive.

That's when you will laying curse on Amaka for giving you what you rightfully deserve...

Let's use condoms pls.

Safe sex is the way cos abstinence is story for the gods.

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Re: World AIDS Day: HIV And AIDS Facts, Key Points & Statistics In Nigeria by princeSammyz: 2:46pm On Dec 01, 2018
Know ur status today! E no de show for face.
Re: World AIDS Day: HIV And AIDS Facts, Key Points & Statistics In Nigeria by Abusey(f): 2:46pm On Dec 01, 2018
lipsrsealed
Re: World AIDS Day: HIV And AIDS Facts, Key Points & Statistics In Nigeria by joyfullyjoyous(f): 2:47pm On Dec 01, 2018
May we not contract it in Jesus name.

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Re: World AIDS Day: HIV And AIDS Facts, Key Points & Statistics In Nigeria by Kay512: 2:47pm On Dec 01, 2018
Nigeria has the second largest HIV epidemic in the world and one of the highest rates of new infection in sub-Saharan Africa.
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Shocking!

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Re: World AIDS Day: HIV And AIDS Facts, Key Points & Statistics In Nigeria by Learnstuffs: 2:47pm On Dec 01, 2018
Nigeria is the home of bad news

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Re: World AIDS Day: HIV And AIDS Facts, Key Points & Statistics In Nigeria by davodyguy: 2:48pm On Dec 01, 2018
Go get tested.

I do mine every 6 months, not for anything, but cos I'm a blood donor, to save lives.

Go do the test

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Re: World AIDS Day: HIV And AIDS Facts, Key Points & Statistics In Nigeria by ednut1(m): 2:48pm On Dec 01, 2018
Having sex with an hiv infected person doesnt automatically mean u don get am grin

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Re: World AIDS Day: HIV And AIDS Facts, Key Points & Statistics In Nigeria by everlymoore86(m): 2:48pm On Dec 01, 2018
wink

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Re: World AIDS Day: HIV And AIDS Facts, Key Points & Statistics In Nigeria by everlymoore86(m): 2:49pm On Dec 01, 2018
I see an African proffering solution to this problem, but not by his powers!
Re: World AIDS Day: HIV And AIDS Facts, Key Points & Statistics In Nigeria by DMerciful(m): 2:50pm On Dec 01, 2018
Why are scientists being lazy?Find the damn cure! tongue tongue

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Re: World AIDS Day: HIV And AIDS Facts, Key Points & Statistics In Nigeria by spencekat(m): 2:50pm On Dec 01, 2018
Know your status today!
Re: World AIDS Day: HIV And AIDS Facts, Key Points & Statistics In Nigeria by Bawofss(m): 2:50pm On Dec 01, 2018
Rip to d dead
Re: World AIDS Day: HIV And AIDS Facts, Key Points & Statistics In Nigeria by tstx(m): 2:50pm On Dec 01, 2018
Re: World AIDS Day: HIV And AIDS Facts, Key Points & Statistics In Nigeria by BuhariDcow: 2:51pm On Dec 01, 2018
O boi
Re: World AIDS Day: HIV And AIDS Facts, Key Points & Statistics In Nigeria by bobwizzy1(m): 2:51pm On Dec 01, 2018
okay
Re: World AIDS Day: HIV And AIDS Facts, Key Points & Statistics In Nigeria by emeejinsm: 2:52pm On Dec 01, 2018
joyfullyjoyous:
May we not contract it in Jesus name.

May you no have unprotected sex in Jesus name

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Re: World AIDS Day: HIV And AIDS Facts, Key Points & Statistics In Nigeria by KanwuliaExtra: 2:52pm On Dec 01, 2018
Thank my H-Agnostic god for CUCUMBERS! cheesy
I don stop to do runs! cheesy
Never again!!!!!
Especially with “NIGERIAN BIG OR SMALL BOYS”!

Tufiakwa!!!!!!

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Re: World AIDS Day: HIV And AIDS Facts, Key Points & Statistics In Nigeria by Nobody: 2:53pm On Dec 01, 2018
All WATER SIDE CITIES should rank number 1
All WATER SIDE Communities should rank No. 1
All WATER SIDE STATES should rank number 1
All WATER SIDE COUNTRIES should rank No.1

Finally,
All WATER SIDE men and women should be tested every second of the day.

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Re: World AIDS Day: HIV And AIDS Facts, Key Points & Statistics In Nigeria by Topmaike007(m): 2:54pm On Dec 01, 2018
so walking in the street of Nigeria everyday is not easy...
but to say the truth:
why is it that Nigeria like populating everything Oyinbo bring na wa ooo?
Re: World AIDS Day: HIV And AIDS Facts, Key Points & Statistics In Nigeria by Bawofss(m): 2:54pm On Dec 01, 2018
Let d govt kill everybody with hiv/aid. So as to have a safe life.......
Just a suggestion tho

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Re: World AIDS Day: HIV And AIDS Facts, Key Points & Statistics In Nigeria by onunwa21(m): 2:54pm On Dec 01, 2018
Condoms don cost now!!!!
Re: World AIDS Day: HIV And AIDS Facts, Key Points & Statistics In Nigeria by sotall(m): 2:54pm On Dec 01, 2018
Team do it raw

Nothing tastes sweeter

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Re: World AIDS Day: HIV And AIDS Facts, Key Points & Statistics In Nigeria by Bawofss(m): 2:56pm On Dec 01, 2018
Akwa ibom and HIV are like 5&6.......
Imeh must go

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