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Transactional Sex, Condom and Lubricant use among Men who have Sex with Men in Lagos State, Nigeria

OO Ayoola
AO Sekoni
KA Odeyemi


Men who have unprotected sex with men may also have unprotected sex with women and thus serve as an epidemiological bridge for HIV to the general population. This cross sectional descriptive study assessed condom and lubricant use and practice of transactional sex among men who have sex with men (MSM) in Lagos state. Simple random sampling was used to select three community centres and snowball sampling technique was used to recruit 321 respondents. Almost half (50.9%) had received payment for sex while 45.4% had paid for sex in the past. Consistent condom use was practiced by 40.5% of respondents during the last 10 sexual encounters, 85.6% used lubricants mostly with condom, products used were KY jelly, body cream, saliva and Vaseline. There is need for behavioural change to reduce risky practices which predisposes this group of MSM to HIV and sexually transmitted infections. Afr J Reprod Health 2013 (Special Edition); 17[4]: 90-98).

Keywords: MSM, sex for money, unprotected sex, lubricants

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