HIV/AIDS: NAIIS completes survey in 21 states

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The Nigeria HIV and AIDS Indicator and Impact Survey (NAIIS) says it has completed the ongoing HIV and AIDS survey in 21 states in the country.
Dr Adebobola Bashorun, NAIIS’s Director in charge of Advocacy, Communication and Social Mobilisation, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)` on Monday in Abuja.
Bashorun said the four states each in three geo-graphical zones and three states each in three other geo-graphical zones in the country had been completed.
“In North Central, Nasarawa, FCT, Kwara and Niger had been completed with 84 per cent, 79 per cent, 81 per cent and 86 per cent total response rate, respectively, while data cleaning was ongoing in Kogi.
“Kano, Jigawa, Kaduna and Sokoto had been completely recorded in the North West with 71; 86; 89 and 85 percentage response rates, respectively, while data cleaning is ongoing in Kebbi.
“From the South West, Lagos, Ogun, Ondo and Ekiti had been completed with 73; 71; 80 and 83 percentage response rate, respectively, while data cleaning is still ongoing in Osun.
“From the North East, Bauchi, Gombe and Adamawa states had been completed with 82; 88 and 86 percentage total response rate, respectively, while data cleaning is ongoing in Taraba,’’ said the official.
He said in the South East, Enugu, Anambra and Imo had been completed with 82 per cent, 81 per cent and 81 per cent response rate, respectively, while data cleaning was ongoing in Abia.
“In the South South, Cross River, Rivers and Bayelsa had been completed with 81 per cent, 77 per cent and 87 per cent response rate, respectively, while data cleaning was ongoing in Akwa Ibom,” Bashorun said.
He, however, acknowledged the support of the various state governments visited, adding that they had been supportive in the provision of logistics and venues for field teams.
NAN recalls that the Federal Government launched the National AIDS survey on June 28, to determine the true distribution of HIV and AIDS, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C in the country.
The survey, with a sample size of 170,000 people drawn from the 774 local government areas in the country is expected to be completed at the end of December.

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