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Western North ranks 9th on HIV/AIDS prevalence ranking

The annual statics of HIV/AIDS data shows that Ghana has recorded an estimated 347,639 people living with HIV.

The Ashanti region leads with 73,234 whereas, Western North, with about 10,619 people, ranked 9th in the country.

The region ranked 2nd amongst the six (6) newly created regions as Bono East region leading with an estimated 14,273 persons recorded with HIV.

With the estimated 347,639 persons with HIV in the country, the regional breakdown of the estimated 10,619 HIV patients in the Western North Region ranges between 2.1% and 1.1%

Akontombra District leads with an estimated 2.1% prevalence rate, Suaman District has a 1.9% prevalence rate, Bibiani-Anhwiaso-Bekwai and Bodi District has an equal prevalence rate of 1.8%.

Also, Bia West and Juaboso have a prevalence rate of 1.2%, whereas the Sefwi-Wiawso municipality comes last in the region with 1.1%.

The data below shows the 16 regions with their corresponding estimated number of HIV patients in Ghana.

 REGIONSESTIMATED NUMBERS
1Ashanti73,245
2Greater Accra70,855
3Eastern47,866
4Western25,620
5Central24,881
6Volta20,949
7Bono19,173
8Bono East14,273
9Western North10,619
10Ahafo8,405
11Upper East7,953
12Northern6,941
13Oti5,877
14Upper West5,725
15Savannah3,135
16North East2,122

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