African Countries With the Highest Number of Adults Living With HIV/AIDS




In a report drafted by Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) World Factbook, African countries were ranked in the top 16 positions with the highest rate of HIV infections among adults (aged 15- 49).

African Countries With the Highest Number of Adults Living With HIV/AIDS

According to the report, Swaziland leads the chart with an HIV prevalence rate of 27. followed by Lesotho at 25, Botswana at 21.9, South Africa at 18.9 and Namibia closes the top five with a prevalence of 13.8.

Interestingly, Nigeria was ranked 21 at 2.90 while her neighbour Ghana was ranked 33 in Africa with an HIV prevalence rate of 1.60

Surprisingly, neighboring Somalia, Niger, Senegal was ranked among countries with the lowest level of HIV infections with a score of 0.40 being ranked at number 78, alongside Niger and Senegal.

Below are the top 10 African Countries With the Highest Number of Adults Living With HIV/AIDS

Rank(s) Country Score (&)
1 Swaziland 27.20
2 Lesotho 25.00
3 Botswana 21.90
4 South Africa 18.90
5 Namibia 13.80
6 Zimbabwe 13.50
7 Zambia 12.40
8 Mozambique 132.30
9 Malawi 9.20
10 Uganda 6.50




Uzonna Anele
Anele is a web developer and a Pan-Africanist who believes bad leadership is the only thing keeping Africa from taking its rightful place in the modern world.

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