AIDS and Behavior

, 12:492

Gay and Bisexual Men in Kampala, Uganda

  • Phoebe Kajubi
  • Moses R. Kamya
  • H. Fisher Raymond
  • Sanny Chen
  • George W. Rutherford
  • Jeffrey S. Mandel
  • Willi McFarland
Original Paper

DOI: 10.1007/s10461-007-9323-7

Cite this article as:
Kajubi, P., Kamya, M.R., Raymond, H.F. et al. AIDS Behav (2008) 12: 492. doi:10.1007/s10461-007-9323-7

Abstract

HIV/AIDS disproportionately affects gay and bisexual men around the world; however, little is known about this population in sub-Saharan Africa. We conducted a respondent-driven sampling survey of gay and bisexual men in Kampala, Uganda (N = 224). Overall, 61% reported themselves as “gay” and 39% as “bisexual”. Gay and bisexual men were 92% Ugandan; 37% had unprotected receptive anal sex in the last six months, 27% were paid for sex, 18% paid for sex, 11% had history of urethral discharge. Perception that gay and bisexual men are at risk for HIV infection was low. Gay and bisexual men in Kampala are overwhelmingly Ugandan nationals from all parts of society. Recognition of gay and bisexual men in local HIV prevention programs and education messages are urgently needed. Our study demonstrates that gay and bisexual men in Uganda are willing to identify themselves and participate in research.

Keywords

Men who have sex with men Uganda Africa HIV Risk behavior 

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  • Phoebe Kajubi
    • 1
  • Moses R. Kamya
    • 2
  • H. Fisher Raymond
    • 3
  • Sanny Chen
    • 3
  • George W. Rutherford
    • 1
  • Jeffrey S. Mandel
    • 1
  • Willi McFarland
    • 1
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute for Global HealthUniversity of CaliforniaSan FranciscoUSA
  2. 2.Department of MedicineMakerere UniversityKampalaUganda
  3. 3.HIV Epidemiology SectionSan Francisco Department of Public HealthSan FranciscoUSA

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