The Nigerian HIV/AIDs Indicator and Impact Survey (NAIIS) has released the prevalence rate of the disease in Nigeria state by state.
According to the result, Akwa Ibom tops the prevalence rate chart with about 5.5 per cent of its residents living with the virus.
The report also indicated that Akwa Ibom 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.
According to the result, about one per cent of Nigerians (1.9 million people) are currently living with HIV/AIDs, Premium Times reports.
Here is the full list
States HIV prevalence (%)
Akwa Ibom 5.5
Cross River 2.0
HIV prevalence according to Geopolitical zones
Zones HIV prevalence (%)
The National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) on Thursday, March 14, disclosed that the south-south region of the country has the prevalent record of people leaving with the HIV disease.
The director general of NACA, Dr. Sani Aliyu, made this disclosure during an event officially unveiling of the agency’s statistics of people living with the disease to President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja.