Levels and correlates of unprotected anal intercourse and not testing for HIV among men who have sex with men in Abuja, Lagos and Ibadan, Nigeria (PDF)
Poster presentation at the 6th International AIDS Society Conference, Rome, Italy, 17-20 July
Vu,Lung; Adebajo,Sylvia; Sheehy,Meredith; Tun,Waimar; Karlyn,Andrew; Anene,Oliver; Sangowawa,Segun; Toyese,Akinade; Ankomah,Augustine; Balami,Wada; Ahonsi,Babatunde
Publication date: 2011
Poster presentation given by Population Council researcher, Dr. Lung Vu, at the 6th International AIDS Society Conference, Rome, Italy, 17-20 July 2011. Council researchers determined the prevalence and correlates of engaging in unprotected anal intercourse among men who have sex with men (MSM) in three cities in Nigeria. Findings indicate that unprotected anal intercourse was associated with HIV infection among MSM in Nigeria, not having been tested for HIV, and with having a female partner. These results underscore the importance of delivering information about the risk of unprotected anal intercourse and HIV testing to MSM. Prevention programs targeting MSM must also recognize and address the needs of bisexual men, because these men are more likely to engage in unsafe sex with male and female partners and can serve as a bridge between concentrated subepidemics and a generalized epidemic in Nigeria.