A person who commits the offence of gross indecency "shall be punished with caning which may extend to forty lashes and may be liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding one year and may also be liable to fine". Please help improve the article by presenting facts as a neutrally worded summary with appropriate citations.
Download as PDF Printable version. In several instances, testimonies starkly present a clear link between the passage of the SSMPA and collapsing health care services for gay men and MSM. Even the applicant did not describe him [self] as a gay. October 20, News Release.
The Act prohibits the marriages of these individuals and provides that any marriages entered into between individuals of the same sex in a foreign country shall be invalid in Nigeria. These factors perpetuate the HIV epidemic and drive some individuals to maintain both public heterosexual relationships and private same-sex ones [ 8 ].
Accepted : 29 July Participants were asked whether or not they had ever experienced a variety of specific indicators of anticipated and enacted stigma. Afr J Clin Exp Microbiol. Metrics details. In several, gay people face life imprisonment or the death penalty. Studies in other populations have found HIV status disclosure to be facilitated by factors such as ethical obligations or feelings of guilt, opportunities for romantic relationships, open bi-directional communications between sexual partners, support for disclosure provided by healthcare workers, and de-stigmatizing community education programs [ 29303132 ].
A study clinician reviewed existing medical records and took a detailed medical history from each participant, including a chronicle of any prior ART use.
A modified poisson regression approach to prospective studies with binary data. If you would like to find out more about a consultation, you may click on the button below. Zou G. The funders were involved in the design of the study, data collection, data analysis, data interpretation, and writing of the report.
The corresponding author had full access to all study data and had final responsibility for the decision to submit for publication. However, prior to this Law, the Criminal Code of Nigeria already made gay relations between men illegal.
This article contains too many or overly lengthy quotations for an encyclopedic entry. Since that time, I do not feel free to express myself. Additional production assistance was provided by Fitzroy Hepkins and Jose Martinez.