According to a new report, the number of Nigerians living with HIV/AIDS in has dropped from 3.2million to 1.9millions. According to the report, the number of women living with HIV/AIDS is double the number of men living with the virus.
The report is contained in the Nigeria HIV/AIDS Indicator and Impact Survey which was organized by the Federal government and funded by the United States Government and other relevant stakeholders.
The state with the highest prevalence of HIV/AIDS is now Akwa Ibom. The survey also showed that Northern Nigeria has a lower HIV/AIDS burden than south.
It states that while the North-West has the lowest prevalence rate at 0.6 percent, the South-South geopolitical zone has the highest with 3.1 percent.
Briefing journalists after the report were launched by President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday, the Director-General of the National Agency for the control of HIV/AIDS, Dr. Sani Aliyu, said Nigeria has dropped from number two to number four on the ranking of countries with highest HIV prevalence.
Aliyu said Nigeria is behind South Africa, Mozambique, and India.