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HIV/AIDS Prevalence: Nigeria ranks second globally

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A recent research by the National Agency for the Control of Aids, (NACA), has disclosed that Nigeria has a high prevalence of HIV/AIDS infection and has been rated second country with people living with the infection in the world.

According to the research findings, Rivers  state has the highest prevalence at 15.2%.

The breakdown of the rest states in Nigeria are listed below.

Taraba 10.5%

 Kaduna 9.2%

 Nasarawa 8.1%

 FCT 7.5%

 Akwa Ibom 6.5%

 Sokoto 6.4%

 Oyo 5.6%

 Benue 5.6%

 Yobe 5.3%

 Cross River 4.4%

 Ondo 4.3%

 Gombe 3.4%

 Abia 3.3%

 Bayelsa 2.7%

 Osun 2.6%

 Imo 2.5%

 Borno 2.4%

 Plateau 2.3%

 Lagos 2.2%

 Jigawa 2.1%

 Adamawa 1.9%

 Kogi 1.4%

 Kwara 1.4%

 Kano 1.3%

 Enugu 1.3%

 Niger 1.2%

 Anambra 1.2%

 Ebonyi 0.9%

 Edo 0.8%

 Kebbi 0.8%

 Delta 0.7%