Akwa Ibom has second highest AIDS rate in nation

Date: 14-04-2011 9:47 am (11 years ago) | Author: Peter Izu
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Akwa Ibom State now has the second highest prevalence of AIDS of all Nigerian states. As of 2010, Akwa Ibom ranked fourth in the country after Benue, Kano and Lagos states.
Dr Martin Akpan, the chairman of the State Action Committee on AIDS (SACA) said 300,000 people in the state are currently living with the disease.
In Uyo yesterday, Dr Akpan explained that the ranking was determined by a number of factors, which must be tamed in order to contain the spread of the disease. One factor is Akwa Ibom’s small size, which he believes facilitates the movement of people from urban to rural areas and vice versa, thereby increasing the rate of infection.
He also blames Akwa Ibom’s rate of infection on erroneous beliefs and indifference to the problem, saying people still hold the view that AIDS is caused by witchcraft.
Dr Akpan added that oil exploration activities in the state have also contributed to the spread of this incurable disease. He urged people to maintain healthy lifestyles in order to reduce the spread of AIDS in the state.
“I urge you to disseminate the information on AIDS to family at home and fight against the stigmatisation to reduce the spread of the disease.”
Spread awareness not AIDS
The state coordinator of the committee, Dr Ako Akpabio, stated that combatting AIDS should be a task that is embraced and enforced by everyone, not just health workers.
Dr Akpabio urged parents to educate their children and wards on early sex education rather than shy away from it.
“When the children are aware, they will not involve themselves in illicit sex. I charge you to spread the information to your children and not the virus,” he stated.
The coordinator noted that the government has failed to provide the one percent budget allocation that would have been used to curb the disease, adding that there is no political will by the government to curtail the spread of HIV/AIDS.


Posted: at 14-04-2011 09:47 AM (11 years ago) | Gistmaniac
- pholake at 14-04-2011 09:55 AM (11 years ago)
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Which state has the highest?
Posted: at 14-04-2011 09:55 AM (11 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- chicanorose at 14-04-2011 10:11 AM (11 years ago)
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hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

Posted: at 14-04-2011 10:11 AM (11 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- harold634 at 14-04-2011 10:30 AM (11 years ago)
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This is serious
Posted: at 14-04-2011 10:30 AM (11 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Chigozirim at 14-04-2011 12:23 PM (11 years ago)
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Yes which state hs the highest?
Posted: at 14-04-2011 12:23 PM (11 years ago) | Upcoming
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- bibismall at 14-04-2011 12:29 PM (11 years ago)
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Quote from: pholake on 14-04-2011 09:55 AM
Which state has the highest?


choose one from the states he mentioned above.
Kano, Benue and Lagos!!!!!!!!!!
Akwa Ibom is second after the one u choose.

Posted: at 14-04-2011 12:29 PM (11 years ago) | Upcoming
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- monday3 at 14-04-2011 12:31 PM (11 years ago)
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NAWA
Posted: at 14-04-2011 12:31 PM (11 years ago) | Upcoming
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- frayobkk at 14-04-2011 12:40 PM (11 years ago)
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i Quess Benue is first am sure of that

Posted: at 14-04-2011 12:40 PM (11 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- chrisomoniyi at 14-04-2011 12:55 PM (11 years ago)
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which state is d highest. Beware oloju komuolo!!!!!
Posted: at 14-04-2011 12:55 PM (11 years ago) | Newbie
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- eashimana at 14-04-2011 01:07 PM (11 years ago)
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which state come be last?

Posted: at 14-04-2011 01:07 PM (11 years ago) | Newbie
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- bibismall at 14-04-2011 01:20 PM (11 years ago)
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Quote from: eashimana on 14-04-2011 01:07 PM
which state come be last?

Lets take Kano as last,
Benue has always been 1St.... them nor dey contest am....

Posted: at 14-04-2011 01:20 PM (11 years ago) | Upcoming
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- Alphamale at 14-04-2011 01:28 PM (11 years ago)
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Too many beautiful ladies in Akwa-Ibom
Posted: at 14-04-2011 01:28 PM (11 years ago) | Upcoming
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- bibismall at 14-04-2011 01:34 PM (11 years ago)
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as well as beautiful carriers!

Posted: at 14-04-2011 01:34 PM (11 years ago) | Upcoming
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- popo2009 at 14-04-2011 01:35 PM (11 years ago)
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Thank goodness my state is not involved
what we have in my state is Political HIV/AIDS
Posted: at 14-04-2011 01:35 PM (11 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Pepesy at 14-04-2011 01:37 PM (11 years ago)
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May God help us in dis country
Posted: at 14-04-2011 01:37 PM (11 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Adikpe at 14-04-2011 01:43 PM (11 years ago)
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Plateau State is the last
Posted: at 14-04-2011 01:43 PM (11 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- eomo at 14-04-2011 01:48 PM (11 years ago)
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Quote from: popo2009 on 14-04-2011 01:35 PM
Thank goodness my state is not involved
what we have in my state is Political HIV/AIDS
Are you sure you are a Nigerian? If yes, then you should be concerned. This is a Nigeria problem because these people with HIV/AIDS are mobile.
Posted: at 14-04-2011 01:48 PM (11 years ago) | Upcoming
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- truenaija2 at 14-04-2011 01:52 PM (11 years ago)
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nawa oo please tell me its a lie akwaibom my beloved state , May GOD help us :'( :'(
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- bibismall at 14-04-2011 01:54 PM (11 years ago)
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Quote from: popo2009 on 14-04-2011 01:35 PM
Thank goodness my state is not involved
what we have in my state is Political HIV/AIDS
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did anybody say these people are permanntly in Akwa Ibom, benue, lagos or kano.
Its possible half of them are travelling down to ur state as we speak.
Pls dont make this issue a  my state issue, its a general problem and we all have to come to a consensus as to what should be done, and how to do it!

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- deboalabi262 at 14-04-2011 02:03 PM (11 years ago)
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So dem dey poke too much for Akwa Ibom state,Uh... Huh? Huh? Huh? God have Mercy.. 

Posted: at 14-04-2011 02:03 PM (11 years ago) | Hero
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