No less than 81,481 people are living with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in Ondo State, an official with the National Agency for Control of AIDS (NACA) confirmed.
The Director-General of NACA, Sani Aliu, said this when he was on a working visit to the Osamewe of Ondo, Victor Kiladejo, in order to mobilise support for the success of a NACA survey in the area.
The survey is tagged “Nigeria Aids Indicator and Impact Survey”.
The NACA DG, who was represented by Josephine Kalu, the Director of Resource Mobilisation of NACA, said that 10,000 persons out of the affected persons were on treatment.
“Based on spectrum estimate we have, 81,481 persons that are living with HIV in Ondo State as at 2017 and out of the figure 10,000 persons are on treatment including 2,783 pregnant women.
“Also, the estimate for new HIV infection is 5,439 persons,” he said.