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NACA Reveals Number of Nigerians Living with HIV

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The National Agency for the Control of AIDS, NACA, has revealed that a total of 1.6 million Nigerians living with HIV are presently on treatment.

Director General of the Agency, Gambo Aliyu, noted that there is an increment from 251 in 2017 to 2,262 in 2020 of treatment sites in the country.

According to Aliyu, there was significant growth in key population treatment centers, rising from 10 in 2017 with coverage of 16,147 to 118 in 2021 with coverage of over 221,010,

The Director added that new HIV infections gradually declined from 103,404 in 2019 to 92,323 in 2021.

Written by: Helen Obih

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