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Cross River State is 12th among HIV Prevalent States in Nigeria


The National Agency for the control of Aids have revealed that Cross River State Occupies the 12th position in the national list of HIV prevalent states.

The data shows that the prevalent percentage for the state is at 1.7%.

They further show that female sex workers and unmarried females, unmarried males, female sex workers and men having sex with men hold the highest order in this order is responsible for the prevalence of HIV in Calabar.
Akwa Ibom takes the number one spot in the national HIV prevalent list at 5.6%, Benue 4.9%, Rivers 3.8%, Taraba 2.7%, Anambra 2.4%, Enugu 2.1%, Abia 2.1%, Delta and Nasarawa states 1.9%, Edo and Bayelsa at 1.8% while C.R comes at 1.7%.

Uzak Daniel the South South Zonal Coordinator insighted that the state agency for the control of AIDS must be focused on addressing the drivers of the epidemic and also has to make funds available for intervention to ensure it engages all key actors to fight the disease.


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