HIV: 70% of Nigerians on ARV are Females, Says NACA


Some seven hundred and forty-seven thousand, eight hundred and fifty-three females are among the 1,090,233 people on Anti-Retroviral (ARV) treatment in Nigeria by June, National Agency for the Control of HIV/AIDS says.

In a statement to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Friday, Mr Greg Ashefor, the Acting Director, Research Monitoring and Evaluation Directorate, in Abuja added that 342, 380 males were also on ARV treatment.

According to the figure, the females are 68.59 percent, approximately 70 per cent of the list while the number of males on the list are about 31.14 per cent.

He said the number included all persons on treatment programmes supported by the US Government (PEPFAR), Global Fund, and the Federal Government.

Ashefor further said that the Federal Government programme covered 62,120 persons on treatment, with 44,116 persons…

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