More men are having sex with other men for money

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Sex between males is illegal in Botswana, but it is happening. The recently released Behavioural and Biological Surveillance Survey of HIV/STI shows that at least one in every five of these men are doing it for money.

The highly revealing report into high-risk populations, which include female sex workers and transgenders, was conducted in 2017 and released earlier this year.

Its findings on Men who have sex with men (MSM) are based on a sample of 800 men who are active in Gaborone, Francistown, Maun, Palapye and Chobe. Nearly the entire sample of men was made up of Batswana.

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