Nigeria, April 16 -- Despite global efforts to combat the spread of HIV/AIDS, Nigeria still has about 1.9 million people living with the syndrome.

A more challenging picture is even painted with about 124, 817 pregnant women living with the virus in Ondo State alone.

These were made known at the official launch of the Ondo State ART Surge, an HIV/AIDS treatment programme, in Akure on Thursday.

The Secretary to the Ondo State Government, Oladunni Odu, who represented the state governor at the event, said the number were those who tested positive for the virus across the 18 local government areas of the state.

The launch was organised by APIN Public Health Initiatives in collaboration with CDC Nigeria, and the United States Government....