Nigeria

The People Living with HIV Stigma Index in The Nigeria was published in 2010.

This study was collected from 706 people living with HIV in 12 states. The majority of respondent were female (64.6%) while 53.4% (n=250) were male.
25.9% (n=183) of the respondents were living in rural areas, 34.4 % (n=243) in villages or towns and 39.7% (n=280) in urban.
In terms of married status 39.1% (n= 276) of the respondents were married or cohabiting and the partner is present. There was significant variation between men and women, with 54% (n=135) of men married or cohabiting and partner is present, compared to only 30.9% (n=141) of women. Approximately, a further 4% of both males and females were either married or cohabiting though the partner was temporarily away. Women in the sample were about twice as likely as men to be in relationship but not living together, and women were three times as likely as men to have a deceased spouse.
Nearly 30% of respondents were educated beyond secondary school level. Within this group, higher education was significantly more common among men (37.2% n=93) than women (23.9%, n=109). More than one in five respondents was unemployed.

The full report is provided here.

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