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|How Nigeria’s 36 States Fare In HIV Prevalence by brave212: 11:50pm On Mar 19|
How Nigeria’s 36 states fare in HIV prevalence
Two South-south states are among the three states with the highest HIV prevalence rate in Nigeria.
Akwa Ibom tops the prevalence rate chart with about 5.5 per cent of its residents living with the virus. It is followed by Benue which has a prevalence rate of 5.3 per cent while Rivers is third with a prevalence rate of 3.8 per cent.
The details were contained in the Nigerian HIV/AIDs Indicator and Impact Survey (NAIIS) whose result was released last week in Abuja.
The result shows that about one per cent of Nigerians (1.9 million people) are currently living with HIV/AIDs.
This figure, according to the Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, moves Nigeria from second to the fourth position among countries battling the HIV epidemic.
With an earlier estimate of about 3.2 million people living with HIV, Nigeria was second after South Africa which ranks first with about 7.1 million people living with HIV.
Announcing the NAIIS result in Abuja on Thursday, the Director General of the National Agency for the Control of AIDs (NACA), Sani Aliyu, said the percentage of People Living with HIV among adults is 1.4 per cent (1.9 per cent among females and 0.9 per cent among males.)
The National AIDS survey was launched in June 2018 to determine the true distribution of HIV and AIDS, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C in the country.
The survey reached around 220,000 people in about 100,000 households and was conducted between July and December 2018.
According to the survey, the South-south zone of the country has the highest HIV prevalence, at 3.1 per cent among adults.
HIV prevalence is also high in the North-central zone with 2.1 per cent and in the South-east zone, 1.9 per cent.
The three regions with lower prevalence rate are the South-west – 1.2 per cent, North-east – 1.1 per cent, and the North-west zone – 0.6 per cent.
The Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is a virus that attacks cells in the immune system, which serves as the body’s natural defence against illnesses.
Though the popular way of contracting this virus is through vaginal or anal sex, there are other ways. These include sharing of needles or syringes, piercings, tattoos, blood transfusions, semen (cum), or vaginal fluids into open cuts or sores on the body. HIV currently has no cure but can be prevented and managed with proper medication.
Below is the full list of states and their HIV prevalence rate.
I converted the tables to show prevalence in descending order for ease of reading. USE THESE:
States HIV prevalence (%)
Akwa Ibom 5.5
Cross River 2.0
HIV prevalence according to Geopolitical zones
Zones HIV prevalence (%)
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|Re: How Nigeria’s 36 States Fare In HIV Prevalence by Sirjamo: 12:34am On Mar 20|
Ipobians will not like to claim superiority over south west on this one, but if it is WAEC miracle centers ranking, we no go hear word again for one month
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|Re: How Nigeria’s 36 States Fare In HIV Prevalence by Chicagoesontop: 1:04am On Mar 20|
Oboyyy person no suppose to dey whip anyhow !!
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|Re: How Nigeria’s 36 States Fare In HIV Prevalence by tribalistseun: 1:13am On Mar 20|
Imagine, Lagos of all places is not number one on that list?. Please. Fake imaginary list
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|Re: How Nigeria’s 36 States Fare In HIV Prevalence by kayfra: 1:23am On Mar 20|
PDP states in the top 10. Damn!
Is Atiku sharing the virus?
Biafra is representing well o
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|Re: How Nigeria’s 36 States Fare In HIV Prevalence by Aboki99(m): 1:43am On Mar 20|
States. Regions. Religions. Muslims. Christians. If I connect the dots base on the above statistics, sum ppl no go like the inevitable conclusion!. If u know, you know! All I can say is I am thankful to God for making me who I am and where I am from. If He had so willed I would have been one.... .. doing things with girls (underaged or mature) secretly, as single or married, co-habitting with teenagers on campus or in uncompleted buildings, and coming to NL to climb a false moral high horse to hypocritically condemn other ppl for marrying underaged girls or doing poligamy. The statistics have undressed the anti-marriage, anti-poligamy hypocrites for who they are. Waiting for them to bring on the insults, hypocrites!
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|Re: How Nigeria’s 36 States Fare In HIV Prevalence by diablos: 2:05am On Mar 20|
Pedophile on d loose. Keep molesting underage females whose reproductive organs are not yet mature for sex. We know d region whose point of duty is to penetrate girls as young as 11yrs old yet they be screaming sophisticated and morals up and down.
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|Re: How Nigeria’s 36 States Fare In HIV Prevalence by Preshy561(f): 3:26am On Mar 20|
Sirjamo:You are such demented fellow, you think it's all about your 1990's stupid propaganda? So, it's the fault of SE that your almajiri wanna be states are competing with Northern states? When you guys concentrate so much on hijab and cultism, Yahoo ritual killing, and making so many viral videos on how school is a scam. It's jealousy that's your problem.
BabaRamota1980:You, I've always seen your comments all over politics spitting biles and turning every thread to Yoruba vs Igbo thread, even when it's not about the two tribes.
Are you sure you aren't mentally depreciated? To even think you are an old man displaying your foolery all over this site makes me wanna puke.
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|Re: How Nigeria’s 36 States Fare In HIV Prevalence by BabaRamota1980: 5:27am On Mar 20|
Shhyte, thats a hard fact!
Take Ibo from all these places and see HiV count drop significantly.
|Re: How Nigeria’s 36 States Fare In HIV Prevalence by coolzeal(m): 6:22am On Mar 20|
It's a great start because those with higher prevalences of the virus are coming out or getting tested. It shows, they have access to medicals and getting the treatment too. Use condoms if u no fit hold body.
|Re: How Nigeria’s 36 States Fare In HIV Prevalence by chemgee: 6:28am On Mar 20|
brave212:this kind of research work IMO can't be trusted, 220,000 people out of 200 million is less than 1%, with the topography, religious and cultural conservative nature of the north compared to a more liberal South, you are likely to get more information and cooperation down south, leading to an 'inconclusive research' but you quickly 'declared' the winner. are you related to yakubu?
|Re: How Nigeria’s 36 States Fare In HIV Prevalence by yemaldo(m): 6:39am On Mar 20|
justice12000:source of d news is premium times
|Re: How Nigeria’s 36 States Fare In HIV Prevalence by Biggty(m): 6:52am On Mar 20|
I so much agree with the Benue and Nasarawa statistics, it should be more sef. The rate at which they engage in unprotected sex in those two places is very alarming.
|Re: How Nigeria’s 36 States Fare In HIV Prevalence by Kingsley1000(m): 7:12am On Mar 20|
Nigerians too like sex
|Re: How Nigeria’s 36 States Fare In HIV Prevalence by Namady(m): 8:00am On Mar 20|
So u mean we the real abokiis from north-west have the least percentage of the virus despite our so called illiteracy and huge population?
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|Re: How Nigeria’s 36 States Fare In HIV Prevalence by Iamgrey5(m): 8:44am On Mar 20|
justice12000:Perhaps you are not aware that lagos has the highest number of educated and well to do people in Nigeria, as such, the knowledge of the disease and its prevention is much higher amongst the Lagos populace than any where else in Nigeria.
This is the same reason why Western countries have less cases when compared to Africa despite being open to sexual relationship more than Africans.
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|Re: How Nigeria’s 36 States Fare In HIV Prevalence by Gotze1: 8:46am On Mar 20|
yemaldo:You get time for that fool.
|Re: How Nigeria’s 36 States Fare In HIV Prevalence by Kingsley1000(m): 8:47am On Mar 20|
Namady:most Muslims are conservative in nature
|Re: How Nigeria’s 36 States Fare In HIV Prevalence by Opinedecandid(m): 9:08am On Mar 20|
|Re: How Nigeria’s 36 States Fare In HIV Prevalence by Mutecgold92(m): 9:09am On Mar 20|
|Re: How Nigeria’s 36 States Fare In HIV Prevalence by Racoon(m): 9:09am On Mar 20|
Akwa Ibom and Benue are always on top
|Re: How Nigeria’s 36 States Fare In HIV Prevalence by sammyj: 9:10am On Mar 20|
The SS no dey truly carry last. But they need to be mindful of the harm unprotected sex can cause their lives and future in that region!! This also shows some regions are godly but not truly Christian.
|Re: How Nigeria’s 36 States Fare In HIV Prevalence by Nlolodo: 9:10am On Mar 20|
This information is incorrect Lagos State is suppose to be the HIV capital of Nigeria if not Africa as a whole..
The rate at which dem lagosians Bleep baffles me.. no wonder them young men of afonja desent are always molesting underage girls... Damn
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