Nigeria Now Second Highest in Aids Victims

Nigeria has overtaken India as the second country with the highest number of people living with HIV/AIDS after South Africa, according to a report released by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

Nigeria claimed this inglorious position with an estimated number of 2,600,000 people living with HIV/AIDS in the country, coming second to South Africa which has about 5,700,000 people living with the virus, while India is now third with an estimated 2,400,000 people living with the deadly virus.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) shows that more than 33 million people are living with HIV today, more than two million of whom will die this year if efforts are not scaled up to provide them with the treatment they need.