Nigeria HIV/AIDS Indicator & Impart Survey Results launched by President Mohammad Buhari at Aso Villla on Thursday has indicated that 1.9 million Nigerians currently live with HIV.
The survey, which puts National Prevalence of HIV at 1.4 percent has Akwa Ibom taken over from Benue as worst affected state by HIV.
According to the survey, the seven states with high prevalence are Akwa Ibom (5.6%); Benue (4.9%); Rivers (3.8%); and Taraba (2.7%). Others are Anambra (2.4%); Enugu (2.1%) and Abia (2.1%).
The survey sponsored by Global Fund recorded HIV prevalence among females is significantly higher at an estimated 1.9%, with male prevalence estimated at 0.9%.
According to the survey, the seven states with high with high prevalence account for 50% of the overall estimated number of persons living with HIV in Nigeria.