Do you want to know the 10 states with the highest HIV/AIDs rate in Nigeria? Read on to find out.
Nowadays, people don’t die naturally again because the earth has worn a garment of deadly diseases. HIV/ AIDs has remained one of the deadly diseases that have taken many Nigerians to the great beyond as a result of their ignorance. I know you might be wondering why I used ignorance, I used it because many Nigerians still think HIV/AIDS is a ‘spiritual attack’ from ‘bad belle people’. This might seem funny to you but it’s the gospel truth.
Though the common way of contracting this deadly virus is through virginal or anal sex, there are other ways, These include sharing of syringes or needles, piercings, blood transfusion, vaginal fluids or semen into open cuts or sore on the body. HIV currently has no cure but can be prevented and controlled with proper medication.
Top 10 states with the highest HIV/AIDS rate in Nigeria (2019)
According to the Nigerian HIV/AIDs Indicator and Impact Survey, these are the states with the highest HIV/AIDs rate in Nigeria.
- Akwa Ibom State —- 5.5%
- Benue State—- 5.3%
- Rivers State— 3.8%
- Taraba State– 2.9%
- Anambra State— 2.4%
- Enugu State— 2.1%
- Nassarawa State—2.0%
- Edo State—-1.9%
- Delta State—-1.9%
- Bayelsa State—-1.9%
Now you know the top 10 states with the highest HIV /AIDs rate in Nigeria, it is important you avoid brothels or public barbing saloon whenever you visit.