BY Fredrick Ngugi, 5:00pm May 18, 2019,

Top 5 African countries that have controlled HIV/AIDS

Libya

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Studies show that the number of Libyans infected with HIV stands at 70,000, representing just 1.13 percent of the total population. Researchers say that there is a slight increase in HIV infections in the country, but the percentage is minimal compared to other African countries in the sub-Saharan region. The slight increase in HIV infections is attributed to the influx of refugees and migrants from other parts of Africa as well as the intravenous use of drugs and other risky behaviors.

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