Journal of
AIDS and HIV Research

  • Abbreviation: J. AIDS HIV Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2359
  • DOI: 10.5897/JAHR
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 299

Article in Press

Correlates of HIV prevalence among key population in Nigeria

Oluwatosin Adeoye, Kenneth Alau, Salome Chika-Igbokwe, Paul Nwaogu, Rosemary Adu, Roselyn Odeh, Kucheli Wudiri, Halima Momodu, Aishatu Onota, Obed Nnamdi, Patricia Igbene, Omokhudu Idogho, Jennifer Anyanti and Godpower Omoregie

  •  Received: 23 June 2021
  •  Accepted: 23 August 2021
There has been improvement in the control of HIV/AIDS in Nigeria. The 2018 national prevalence was 1.4%, a decline from previous surveys. The gains are however not uniform; a gap still exists in the response to key populations (KP) due to socio-cultural barriers and unfavourable legislative environment. We examined the demographic correlates of HIV among KP in Nigeria. Society for Family Health provided HIV Testing services for KP and data from the intervention between 2019 and 2020 was analysed using SPSS version 20. Total of 132,838 were tested, 88.4% were 20-39 years, 65.6% were females and 63.5% were FSW. HIV positive KP were 7,962 (6.0% prevalence), prevalence of HIV was high among those ?40 years, KP identified as males and MSM (p<0.001). Old age (aOR=0.82, 95%CI=0.73 – 0.92), male KP (aOR=1.17, 95%CI=1.11 – 1.22), and MSM (aOR=0.64, 95%CI=0.61 – 0.67) were predictors of HIV positivity. Stakeholders should rethink priorities and strategies in addressing HIV epidemic in the country.

Keywords: Key Population, HIV Testing Services, HIV epidemic, FSW, MSM, Global Fund