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Akwa Ibom Ranks Highest In HIV/AIDS Prevalence Rate In Nigeria by References: 8:15pm On Mar 15, 2019
The Nigerian HIV/AIDs Indicator and Impact Survey (NAIIS) has shown that Akwa Ibom has the highest prevalence rate of HIV in the country.

The result indicates that about 5.5 per cent of the people living with HIV in Nigeria are in Akwa Ibom State, followed by Benue State, which has about 5.3 per cent prevalence rate.

It also states that while the North-West has the lowest prevalence rate at 0.6 per cent, the South-South geopolitical zone has the highest with 3.1 per cent.
Speaking during the announcement of the NAIIS result on Thursday, the Director General of the National Agency for the Control of AIDs (NACA), Sani Aliyu, said about 1.9 million Nigerians are currently living with HIV.

The event was held at the Banquet Hall of the State House in Abuja.
He said the percentage of People Living with HIV (PLHIV) in Nigeria, among the age group of 15-49 years, is 1.4 per cent (1.9 per cent among females and 0.9 per cent among males.)

In his response to the prevalence rate in the state, the minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, said this is not the time to start blaming states.
“For the south-south, (it) is Akwa-Ibom that has the highest prevalence, and, for the North Central, it is still Benue State.

“But then we should also look at the quality of interventions we have had. Benue has one of the largest interventions programme in the country, so that is also expected to yield results.

“It would have been frustrating if with those interventions, we now have 10 per cent in Benue.” he said.

He noted that he was quite happy about the downward trend in Benue State.
In his goodwill message, David Young, Charge de Affairs, Embassy of the United States of America, said “Beyond the data, the survey has proved the capacity of Nigerians working together in solidarity with one another to rise and resolve challenges regarding the health and well being of their brothers and sisters.

“The US government is proud to support Nigeria in conducting the NAIIS survey,” he said.

The Country Director, Center for Disease Control Nigeria (CDC), Mahesh Swaminathan said the results will help the government improve it efforts in the fight against the virus.

“The encouraging results presented today, along with ongoing monitoring and evaluation data will help the Government of Nigeria to intensify efforts in the fight against HIV/AIDs to achieve epidemic control.

“CDC will continue to work alongside our Nigerian brothers and sisters in this fight.” he said.


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Re: Akwa Ibom Ranks Highest In HIV/AIDS Prevalence Rate In Nigeria by dollytino4real(f): 8:59pm On Mar 15, 2019
oga u wan food or u wan fork is common there

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Re: Akwa Ibom Ranks Highest In HIV/AIDS Prevalence Rate In Nigeria by Tomide007: 10:20pm On Mar 15, 2019
I expected it

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Re: Akwa Ibom Ranks Highest In HIV/AIDS Prevalence Rate In Nigeria by kalvoken: 10:20pm On Mar 15, 2019
grin grin grin

I would have been surprised if another state beats them.
Those people can nack eh. Their ancestors must have been into carpentry work. The nacking is legendary.
But they fine well well, pass calabar.

If you never nack calabar/akwa ibom girl, wetin you gain?

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Re: Akwa Ibom Ranks Highest In HIV/AIDS Prevalence Rate In Nigeria by Joefixy(m): 10:20pm On Mar 15, 2019
shocked
dollytino4real:
oga u wan food or u wan fork is common there

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Re: Akwa Ibom Ranks Highest In HIV/AIDS Prevalence Rate In Nigeria by JoanHicks(f): 10:20pm On Mar 15, 2019
Hmmmmm

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Re: Akwa Ibom Ranks Highest In HIV/AIDS Prevalence Rate In Nigeria by Amuocha: 10:21pm On Mar 15, 2019
Lies...because Akpabio has lost angry

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Re: Akwa Ibom Ranks Highest In HIV/AIDS Prevalence Rate In Nigeria by femo86(m): 10:21pm On Mar 15, 2019
I comment my reserve
Re: Akwa Ibom Ranks Highest In HIV/AIDS Prevalence Rate In Nigeria by oluwasegun007(m): 10:21pm On Mar 15, 2019
I heard the love that thing... Chisos

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Re: Akwa Ibom Ranks Highest In HIV/AIDS Prevalence Rate In Nigeria by namiji2598: 10:21pm On Mar 15, 2019
God save me am jus a Corper in akwa ibom ooo

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Re: Akwa Ibom Ranks Highest In HIV/AIDS Prevalence Rate In Nigeria by ayatt(m): 10:22pm On Mar 15, 2019
shocked
Re: Akwa Ibom Ranks Highest In HIV/AIDS Prevalence Rate In Nigeria by HaryoBamex(m): 10:22pm On Mar 15, 2019
HIV looks so dangerous in capital letter..
Look at it now 'hiv' so harmless grin

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Re: Akwa Ibom Ranks Highest In HIV/AIDS Prevalence Rate In Nigeria by Spar7tan(m): 10:22pm On Mar 15, 2019
Fear dey catch me now, last year December? Baba God!!

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Re: Akwa Ibom Ranks Highest In HIV/AIDS Prevalence Rate In Nigeria by iAmViper(m): 10:22pm On Mar 15, 2019
Thank god akpaboi isn't involved embarassed
Re: Akwa Ibom Ranks Highest In HIV/AIDS Prevalence Rate In Nigeria by Pearlyakin(m): 10:22pm On Mar 15, 2019
Aye le ooo ibosi ooo
Re: Akwa Ibom Ranks Highest In HIV/AIDS Prevalence Rate In Nigeria by Drsmiles(m): 10:23pm On Mar 15, 2019
why now?
I have to redeploy my brother o
Re: Akwa Ibom Ranks Highest In HIV/AIDS Prevalence Rate In Nigeria by kerry57: 10:23pm On Mar 15, 2019
I am not surprised at all. Sex is extremely cheap there. Stay safe MA people.

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Re: Akwa Ibom Ranks Highest In HIV/AIDS Prevalence Rate In Nigeria by midnighter(f): 10:23pm On Mar 15, 2019
HaryoBamex:
HIV looks so dangerous in capital letter..
Look at it now 'hiv' so harmless grin

lol

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Re: Akwa Ibom Ranks Highest In HIV/AIDS Prevalence Rate In Nigeria by 1bunne4lif(m): 10:23pm On Mar 15, 2019
Before nko?
Re: Akwa Ibom Ranks Highest In HIV/AIDS Prevalence Rate In Nigeria by tribalistseun: 10:23pm On Mar 15, 2019
Who dey count
Re: Akwa Ibom Ranks Highest In HIV/AIDS Prevalence Rate In Nigeria by BlindAngel: 10:24pm On Mar 15, 2019
Hmmmmm
Re: Akwa Ibom Ranks Highest In HIV/AIDS Prevalence Rate In Nigeria by noisy45(m): 10:24pm On Mar 15, 2019
So Bayelsa don fall for rank
Re: Akwa Ibom Ranks Highest In HIV/AIDS Prevalence Rate In Nigeria by Lanre4uonly(m): 10:25pm On Mar 15, 2019
It is well.
Re: Akwa Ibom Ranks Highest In HIV/AIDS Prevalence Rate In Nigeria by 1Sharon(f): 10:25pm On Mar 15, 2019
And they accuse children of being witches. Imagine the hypocrisy

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Re: Akwa Ibom Ranks Highest In HIV/AIDS Prevalence Rate In Nigeria by kalvoken: 10:26pm On Mar 15, 2019
HaryoBamex:
HIV looks so dangerous in capital letter..
Look at it now 'hiv' so harmless grin

You be werey. grin grin grin

It's almost true o

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Re: Akwa Ibom Ranks Highest In HIV/AIDS Prevalence Rate In Nigeria by amaniro: 10:27pm On Mar 15, 2019
HaryoBamex:
HIV looks so dangerous in capital letter..
Look at it now 'hiv' so harmless grin


Make e jam you first you go norr grin
Re: Akwa Ibom Ranks Highest In HIV/AIDS Prevalence Rate In Nigeria by fakuta(f): 10:27pm On Mar 15, 2019
Is like they don't have religion or condom in the region

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Re: Akwa Ibom Ranks Highest In HIV/AIDS Prevalence Rate In Nigeria by micah04: 10:27pm On Mar 15, 2019
Lies from an afonja media house.....

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Re: Akwa Ibom Ranks Highest In HIV/AIDS Prevalence Rate In Nigeria by HaryoBamex(m): 10:28pm On Mar 15, 2019
amaniro:



Make e jam you first you go norr grin

Lol, baba I no want o
Re: Akwa Ibom Ranks Highest In HIV/AIDS Prevalence Rate In Nigeria by uncjay(m): 10:28pm On Mar 15, 2019
tartar9:
90% of whom are igboes

Are you cursed with tribalism

seriously? Some people are just dead rationally.

this one is no different from the terrorist that attacked harmless people in the mosque in New Zealand.

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