Rivers, Taraba And Kaduna Top HIV/AIDS Ranking In Nigeria

According to the HIV/AIDS prevalence ranking by states published by National Agency for the Control of Aids (NACA), Chances of getting infected with HIV/AIDS in Rivers state, Nigeria’s oil-rich city is pretty high as it ranks number one in the country. Next to Rivers state is Taraba and Kaduna.

The ranking also came as a result of test carried out on persons living with HIV/AIDS.

It showed that Rivers with 15.2 per cent topped the new prevalence chat, as Taraba with 10.5 per cent is second, while Kaduna has 9.2 per cent to be on the third.

Full Ranking

1. Rivers —- 15.2%

2. Taraba —– 10.5%

3. Kaduna —– 9.2%

4. Nasarawa — 8.1%

5. Abuja —— 7.5%

6. Akwa Ibom — 6.5%

7. Sokoto —– 6.4%

8. Oyo ——– 5.6%

9. Benue —— 5.6%

10. Yobe ——- 5.3%

11. Cross River – 4.4%

12. Ondo ——– 4.3%

13. Gombe —–– 3.4%

14. Abia ——– 3.3%

15. Bayelsa –—- 2.7%

16. Osun –——- 2.6%

17. Imo –——– 2.5%

18. Borno –——- 2.4%

19. Plateau —–– 2.3%

20. Lagos –——- 2.2%

21. Jigawa –—— 2.1%

22. Adamawa –—– 1.9%

23. Kwara ——-– 1.4%

24. Kogi ——–– 1.4%

25. Kano –——– 1.3%

26. Enugu –——- 1.3%

27. Niger ——-– 1.2%

28. Anambra —–– 1.2%

29. Ebonyi –—— 0.9%

30. Kebbi –——- 0.8%

31. Edo –——— 0.8%

32. Delta ——-– 0.7%

33. Ogun –——– 0.6%

34. Bauchi ——– 0.6%

35. Zamfara —–– 0.4%

36. Ekiti ——-– 0.2%

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