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Home Health Just In: New research reveal current prevalence on HIV in Katsina
Just In: New research reveal current prevalence on HIV in Katsina

Just In: New research reveal current prevalence on HIV in Katsina


Prevalence of HIV in Katsina stands at 0.3%

Just In: New research reveal current prevalence on HIV in Katsina 

Results released in April 2019 by the Government of Nigeria indicate a national HIV prevalence in Nigeria of 1.4% among adults aged 15–49 years.

Previous estimates had indicated a national HIV prevalence of 2.8%. UNAIDS and the National Agency for the Control of AIDS estimate that there are 1.9 million people living with HIV in Nigeria.

Speaking in Abuja, Nigeria, the President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, welcomed the news that there are fewer people living with HIV in the country than previously estimated and launched the Revised National HIV and AIDS Strategic Framework 2019–2021, which will guide the country’s future response to the epidemic.

Nigeria has made good progress in scaling up HIV treatment and prevention services in recent years.

“For the first time, the end of AIDS as a public health threat by 2030 is truly in sight for our country,” said H. E. Muhammadu Buhari, President of Nigeria. “I urge all of us not to relent but to increase the momentum. Let us work collectively and push for the last mile.”
The data from the Nigeria National HIV/AIDS Indicator and Impact Survey (NAIIS) are based a revised and enhanced methodology. The survey provides a clearer understanding of Nigeria’s HIV epidemic and shines a light on progress and the remaining gaps and challenges.

The Executive Director of UNAIDS, Michel Sidibé, welcomed the new estimates and said the improved understanding of the country’s HIV epidemic would allow Nigeria to better reach people living with HIV and people at higher risk of acquiring HIV.

The new data differentiate HIV prevalence by state, indicating an epidemic that is having a greater impact in certain areas of the country. The South-South zone of the country has the highest HIV prevalence, at 3.1% among adults aged 15–49 years.

HIV prevalence is also high in the North Central zone (2.0%) and in the South East zone (1.9%). HIV prevalence is lower in the South West zone (1.1%), the North East zone (1.1%) and the North West zone (0.6%).

The National HIV Prevalence is now 1.4%, while each respective states prevalence in % are as follows:

1. Ogun-1.6%
2. Lagos-1.4
3. Ondo-1.1
4. Osun-0.9
5. Oyo- 0.9
6. Ekiti- 0.8
7. Taraba- 2.9
8. Gombe- 1.3
9. Adamawa-1.2
10. Borno- 1.2
11. Bauchi- 0.5
12. Yobe- 0.4
13. Akwa Ibom- 5.5
14. Rivers- 3.8
15. Cross River-2
16. Bayelsa-1.9
17. Delta- 1.9
18. Edo- 1.9
19. Kaduna- 1.1
20. Kano- 0.8
21. Kebbi- 0.6
22. Zamfara- 0.5
23. Sokoto- 0.4
24. Jigawa- 0.3

25. Katsina- 0.3

26. Benue- 5.3
27. Nasarawa- 2
28. FCT- 1.6
29. Plateau- 1.6
30. Kwara- 1
31. Kogi- 0.9
32. Niger- 0.7
33. Anambra- 2.4
34. Abia- 2.1
34. Enugu- 2
35. Imo- 1.8
36. Ebonyi- 0.8


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