70,000 Infants Infected Annually With HIV/AIDS In Nigeria – NACA

70,000 Infants Infected Annually With HIV/AIDS In Nigeria – NACA

The National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) has revealed that 70,000 infants are infected with HIV/AIDS through mother to child transmission in Nigeria annually.

70,000 Infants Infected Annually With HIV/AIDS In Nigeria – NACA

The Director-General of the agency; Professor John Idoko told Channels Television that Nigeria bears the largest burden of HIV positive women who transmit to their babies.

He said out of 6 million pregnancies annually, 230,000 are HIV positive and mother to child transmission. 70,000 positive infants as the outcome annually, making this group a major source of HIV transmission followed by sex workers.

Our correspondent, Doris Okenwa, in this community report, examines HIV prevalence in the country and some of the key issues surrounding it.

We would like to inform our viewers that some of the pictures may be disturbing.

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