By Chioma Obinna
You may know that HIV is treatable and preventable? But are you aware that new HIV infections can be prevented even among high-risk groups? Do you also know that you can now test for HIV in the comfort of your homes? These are the latest innovations in the management of HIV in Nigeria today.
The first two AIDS cases in Nigeria were diagnosed in 1985 and reported in 1986 in Lagos one of which was a young female sex worker aged 13 years from one of the West African countries.
As of the end of 2020, the number of people living with HIV, rose to 1,354,314. Of this, 895,202 (66.1 per cent) were women; 399,523 (29.5 per cent) men; 120,534 (8.9 percent) young people while 60,944 (4.5 percent) were children.
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Source: Vanguard Newspaper