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HIV/AIDS Prevalence: Nigeria ranks second globally



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%

 Bauchi 0.6%

 Ogun 0.6%

 Zamfara 0.4%

 Ekiti 0.2%

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Ibukun Josephine Bankole was a Senior Associate at Naija News. A Mass Communication graduate, Ibukun is passionate about journalism especially in the areas of health and child related issues. She loves eating beans, singing, acting and giving motivational speeches. Ibukun is meticulous and has a positive approach to life. Contact me via twitter/Instagram @ibukunbankole_