The AIDS Healthcare Foundation, AHF, has released a shocking data on Nigerians living with HIV/AIDS.
The healthcare foundation revealed that Nigeria ranks second on the list of countries with the largest number of infected people.
According to the report released by the healthcare foundation, Nigeria has over three million people living with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV).
Speaking during an interview in Makurdi, the Healthcare foundation’s Africa’s Bureau Chief, Dr. Penninah Lutung, disclosed that West Africa ranks lowest in the prevalence rate of the virus in Africa.
He said during the interview in Makurdi, the Benue State capital; “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.”