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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 45  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 550-553
Sexual behaviors of HIV-infected men who have sex with men in Jos, Plateau State, North Central Nigeria


1 Department of Community Medicine, University of Jos, Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria
2 Department of Community Medicine, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi, Bauchi State, Nigeria
3 Department of Community Medicine, Jos University Teaching Hospital, Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria
4 Ginza Medical Centre, Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria
5 Department of Pediatrics, University of Jos, Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria
6 Department of Human Anatomy, University of Jos, Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria

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Dr. Tolulope Olumide Afolaranmi
Department of Community Medicine, University of Jos, P M B 2084, Jos, Plateau State
Nigeria
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/ijcm.IJCM_448_19

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Background: Sub-Saharan Africa region remains heavily plagued by HIV/AIDS with recent information suggesting that sex between men is a significant contributor to the spread of this infection. It was against this backdrop that this study was conducted to examine the sexual behaviors of HIV-infected men who have sex with men (MSM) in Jos, Plateau state, North Central Nigeria. Materials and Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted among 114 HIV-infected MSM 18 years and above using a quantitative method of data collection. Respondent-driven sampling technique was employed in sampling the study participants, and EpiInfo statistical software version 7 was used for the data analysis. Results: The mean age of the respondents was 26.0 ± 5.4 years with condom use in the last anal sex being 77 (67.5%), while majority (83.3%) of the respondents was adjudged to have been engaged in risky sexual behaviors. Conclusions: This study has brought to light a significant level of risky sexual behaviors among HIV-infected MSM with condom use, multiple same sexual engagement, transactional sex, and bisexual concurrency as areas of possible interventions.


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