North-Central Zonal Coordinator, National Aids Indicator and Impact Survey (NAIIS), Dr Musa Abdullahi, said that a recent survey on HIV/AIDS recorded 99 per cent response in Nasarawa State.
Abdullahi made the statement shortly after handing over offices and medical facilities to the Nasarawa state Ministry of Health in Lafia.
In his speech, he said the survey was a huge success, noting that 88 out of the 89 enumeration areas earmarked for the project in the state was covered by the team during the exercise held from July 16 to Aug. 16.
“We also had some hard-to-reach communities with security challenges but with collaboration from the security agencies we were able to access the place and conduct the survey,” Abdullahi said.
He also stated the results of the survey were too early to be given out, adding that data was still being collated to be analysed before being made public.
“For now, it would be early to begin to give you prevalence because the data are still coming in and analysis and data cleaning has to be done.
“What I can tell you is the response rate among the people of Nasarawa state is about 99 per cent, which is very impressive,” Abdullahi said.
He lauded the state government’s support in terms of logistic and monitoring towards the success of the survey.