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HIV Prevalence Ranking: Rivers State Most Rampant, Ekiti The Safest


Chances of getting infected with HIV/AIDS in Rivers state, Nigeria’s oil-rich city is pretty high as it ranks number one in the country.

There’s loads of money in Rivers, so is the vulnerability of its citizens and residents to HIV/AIDS.

According to the HIV/AIDS prevalence ranking by states published by National Agency for the Control of Aids (NACA) after the 2013 National Aids Reproductive Health Survey, Rivers sits pretty at the top 4.7 per cent more than number two, Taraba state.

The ranking also came as a result of test carried out on persons living with HIV/AIDS.

It showed that Rivers with 15.2 per cent topped the new prevalence chat, as Taraba with 10.5 per cent is second, while Kaduna has 9.2 per cent to be on the third.

Nasarawa, FCT, Akwa Ibom, Sokoto and Oyo are on the fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth and ninth spots respectively on the prevalence rate chart with 8.1, 7.5, 6.5, 6.4, 5.6 and 5.6 per cent respectively.

On number 10 is Yobe with 5.3%. Here’s how other states rank: 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%, Kwara – 1.4%, Kogi – 1.4%, Kano – 1.3%, Enugu – 1.3%, Niger – 1.2%, Anambra – 1.2%, Ebonyi – 0.9%, Kebbi – 0.8%, Edo – 0.8%, Delta – 0.7%, Ogun – 0.6%, Bauchi – 0.6%, Zamfara – 0.4%, Ekiti – 0.2%.

Source: Pmnewsnigeria

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