Initial surveys of MSM in Nigeria show high levels of bisexual behaviour and low condom and lube use

Published: May 25, 2010

Initial surveys of MSM in Nigeria show high levels of bisexual behaviour and low condom and lube use

Two surveys of men who have sex with men (MSM) in Nigeria who are attending local HIV support organisations show that between a third and half of men who are attracted to other men define as bisexual and as many have had vaginal sex with a women as anal sex with a man.

The ‘snapshot’ survey adds another country to the list of African countries that have documented a hitherto invisible MSM culture and adds to evidence presented elsewhere at the 2010 International Microbicides Conference that even in supposedly heterosexually-driven epidemics, anal sex may play a much larger role than previously thought.

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