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Saturday, 08 June 2013 20:33

SA and Nigeria have Highest HIV/AIDS Population In The World

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Campaigners walk through a road during a charity walk on HIV/AIDS at Ebute Mata district in Nigeria's commercial capital Lagos, April 21, 2012. (VOA) Campaigners walk through a road during a charity walk on HIV/AIDS at Ebute Mata district in Nigeria's commercial capital Lagos, April 21, 2012. (VOA)

Two major African countries, South Africa and Nigeria have the largest number of her citizens living with HIV/AIDS.   There are many problems contributing to the increasing AIDS/HIV population in both countries but   essentially, poverty, lack of education and awareness, including poor health facilities are the major fundamental problems making the bad situation even more grind..

 

 

Countries with Largest Number of People Living with HIV Infections

South Africa - 5,600,000

Nigeria - 3,300,000

India - 2,400,000

Kenya - 1,500,000

Mozambique - 1,400,000

Tanzania - 1,400,000

Zimbabwe - 1,200,000

Uganda - 1,200,000

United States - 1,200,000

Russia - 980,000

Source: CIA World Factbook, 2009 estimates

 

Global AIDS Figures

People Living with HIV

Adults - 30.1 million

Children - 3.4 million

People newly infected with HIV in 2010 - 2.7 million

 

AIDS deaths in 2010 - 1.8 million

"The National Agency for the Control of AIDS, NACA, on Tuesday disclosed that 3.4 million Nigerians were living with HIV/AIDS, the second largest globally.
The agency’s Director-General, Prof. John Idoko, stated this at a Senate public hearing on a bill to prohibit discrimination against persons living with HIV/AIDS. Idoko noted that while the national prevalence stabilised at about four per cent, 13 states still carry higher burden. He said that the country was behind target in several important indicators, affirmed that one of every three people in need was currently receiving treatment. Idoko, who said only 18 per cent of HIV positive women receive prophylaxis against mother-child transmission, noted that more than 40 per cent of HIV positive persons do not know their status.
Senate President, David Mark, who declared the hearing open, called for an end to stigmatisation and discrimination against persons living with HIV. Represented by the Deputy Senate Leader, Senator Abdul Ningi, Mark said the citizens should be educated more about HIV. He said, “It is important for all to be educated to know that HIV is just like any other disease. Once identified, all a sufferer needs to do is to access treatment and maintain a healthy lifestyle. “Infected people are hiding under common diseases like diabetes because of discrimination. They will not tell you that they are HIV positive for fear of being discriminated against in their workplaces. “That somebody is infected does not mean he is not good or morally upright person or that he should be denied employment or barred from his social networks. “HIV is a disease that can be contracted both intentionally and accidentally.”   - - HealthButton

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