1279. Prevalence Of HIV Among The Youth Aged 15-24 In Nigeria - A Need To Increase Access For Young Adolescents To HIV Counseling And Testing.
Session: Poster Abstract Session: HIV: Diagnosis and Screening
Friday, October 5, 2018
Room: S Poster Hall
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  • Background:

    Nigeria with a population of over 173 million people, HIV/AIDS remains a growing public health issue. The people living with the virus are about 3.2 million and it is observed that there is an increase of new infection among the adolescents and young people. We decided to study the prevalence of HIV among young people aged 15-24 in the country. The country was divided into 6 regions for the purpose of this study.


    We adapted the secondary data that were collected from the report of the National HIV/AIDS and reproductive survey (NARSH 2012) on Prevalence of HIV/AIDS on adolescents and young people in Nigeria in 2012. Data collection on the survey were from the primary source documents in health facilities that offer HIV/AIDS services