According to data by the National AIDS & STIs Control Program (NASCP), over 1.7 million women and 380,00 children under age 15, are currently living with HIV/AIDS in Nigeria.
Dr. Sunday Aboje, the National Coordinator of the National AIDS and STIS Control, said Nigeria’s HIV burden remains the second highest globally.
Over 3.4 million people are estimated to be living with the disease in Nigeria.
Mr Agboje made his remarks at a three-day workshop organized for members of the Journalists Alliance for the Prevention of Mother-To-Child Transmission of HIV/AIDS in Nigeria (JAPIN) in Calabar.
The director, lamented the fact that only 53,677 HIV positive pregnant women out of over 75,855 received anti-retroviral drugs.
He however said that Nigeria is committed to the goal of eliminating mother to child transmission by the year 2020.