HIV/AIDS has been described as one of the deadliest epidemics of our lifetime. With the global efforts to scale down the effect of this disease through innovative programs, scientific researches and medical advancement, little success has been recorded in least developed nations. Nigeria is still one of the nations that is yet to achieve huge success in the fight against HIV/AIDS and meet Millennium Development Goal on HIV. Arguably, government needs to intensify more efforts in searching for factors that increase the prevalence of the disease.

To further understand the epidemic, this thesis is designed to study and answer research questions that are related to the prevalence of HIV/AIDS in Nigeria. The research paper evaluated the relationship between prevalence of HIV/AIDS, economy, education, population and healthcare; carefully articulated the government strategies on HIV/AIDS and economic impact of HIV/AIDS in Nigeria. The data from the research are from secondary sources, which were obtained from various Nigerian government websites, journals, international and local organization websites. Regression analysis statistic tool was used to determine the relationship between the dependent variables and independent variables.

The outcome of the research work stated otherwise on the prevalence of HIV/AIDS. It is fascinating that none of the suggested anticipated variables shows a significant relationship with prevalence of HIV/AIDS in Nigeria. Although, this cannot be fully understood without further researches, this is the most interesting finding of the results. In conclusion, the research recommended a combination of holistic and comprehensive measures.


Scott Granberg-Rademacker

Committee Member

Susan L. Schalge

Committee Member

Vieceli Jacqueline

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Document Type



Master of Public Administration (MPA)


Social and Behavioral Sciences



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