Highest HIV State In Nigeria 2017

According to avert, Nigeria has the second largest HIV epidemic in the world with a 3.1% of the virus found in adult citizens. It's kinda lower when compared to South Africa with a 19.2% and Zambia with 12.9% of of the virus among adults.


By estimation of the population of Nigeria as of 2015, about 3.5 million people were living with HIV.



Highest HIV State In Nigeria 2017


From the recent health survey, we came up with the list of the top 10 states with the highest HIV prevalence in Nigeria.

Top 10 Highest HIV State In Nigeria 2017

This ranking came as a result of test done on Nigerians that are HIV positive

  1. Rivers State with 15.2%
  2. Taraba State with 10.5%
  3. Kaduna State with 9.2%
  4. Nasarawa State with 8.1%
  5. Federal Capital Territory, Abuja with 7.5%
  6. Akwa Ibom State with 6.4%
  7. Both Oyo and Sokoto State with 5.6%
  8. Yobe State with 5.3%
  9. Cross River State with 4.4%
  10. Ondo State with 4.3%





List of other states according to HIV prevalence in Nigeria


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: naca.gov.ng


HIV Infographics from Avert.


HIV and AIDS In Nigeria


New HIV infections by age and sex



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