HIV Knowledge, Attitudes and Risk Practices & Behavior of Sexual Minorities in Botswana

Serai Daniel Rakgoasi, University of Botswana
Nnunu G. Tsheko, University of Botswana
Gloria Jacques, University of Botswana

Data derived from the 2013 Sexual Minorities Study in Botswana are used explore the sexual and HIV risk knowledge, attitudes and practices of sexual minorities in Botswana. The survey covered 189 MSM and 193 WSW between 17 and 43 years of age. Data are analyzed in SPSS, using uni-variate and bi-variate techniques and descriptive statistics. The results show that 83.9% of males & 88.1% of females had tested for HIV at least once before. Of these, close to two thirds of males (66.3%) had undergone HIV tested during the year leading to the survey compared to less than half (43%) of females. The results of this research and analysis are meant to encourage and facilitate the debate on the existence of sexual minorities and their potential role in the transmission and prevention of HIV infection

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  Presented in Session 6. Emerging Patterns of Sexual Networking in the Era of HIV/AIDS