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2019 HIV Rate In Nigeria, Akwa Ibom top



As of 2018 in Nigeria, the HIV prevalence rate among adults ages 15–49 was 1.4 percent. … Youth and young adults in Nigeria are particularly vulnerable to HIV, with young women at higher risk than young men.

There are many risk factors that contribute to the spread of HIV, including prostitution, high-risk practices among itinerant workers, high prevalence of sexually transmitted infections (STI), clandestine high-risk heterosexual and homosexual practices, international trafficking of women, and irregular blood screening.

Nigeria has the second largest HIV epidemic in the world and one of the highest rates of new infection in sub-Saharan Africa. … Nigeria continues to fall short of providing the recommended number of HIV testing and counselling sites. Low levels of access to antiretroviral treatment.

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