Logistic regression and generalized estimating equation models were used to assess associations with online sex-seeking. MSM face high levels of stigma as a result of their sexual practices, including verbal, physical, and psychological abuse 5. High levels of sexual behavior stigma may act as a barrier to HIV testing and care for MSM, and this is particularly problematic in countries with concentrated key population epidemics where anti-gay legislation erects further barriers 6 — In some parts of Nigeria, homosexual activity between men is punishable by death As a result, there is a strong need for HIV prevention interventions to reach these highly stigmatized and high-risk men.
The authors do not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organisation that would benefit from this article, and have disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment. Transactional sex — the exchange of sex for money, gifts or favour — is not uncommon on Nigerian university campuses. Local media and previous research have reported that some students on Nigerian campuses engage in transactional sex. They exchange sex with men in positions of power for grades, money and gifts. These men are known as blessers, aristos, sugar daddies or sponsors.