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February 28, 2017

3 million people have HIV in Nigeria- AHF

3 million people have HIV in Nigeria- AHF

This isn’t so good o.

Nigeria reportedly has 3 million individuals living with HIV/AIDS. This has been disclosed by an official of the AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), Dr Peninah Lutung.

This puts Nigeria on the second top spot of the highest statistics of people living with the virus in the entire universe.

His words:

“The prevalence of HIV is highest in the South Africa region where it is about 10 percent and South Africa has 18 percent followed by the East Africa bloc where prevalence rate is between 5 and 8 percent but West Africa overall has the lowest prevalence rate while Nigeria has about 3.4 percent.

“But Nigeria is a large country such that 3.4 percent in actual number means that about 3 million people are living with HIV in the country. In the whole world, Nigeria has the second largest number of people living with HIV.”

Commenting, Country Programme Manager of AHF, Dr. Adetayo Towolawi, intimated that the foundation had committed more than N25 million to four new projects in Benue which included the building of new structures and rehabilitation of existing clinics donated to Daudu, Agasha, Gbajimba and Agan communities in different local government areas of the state.

 

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