Kelly Sans Culotte


MSM and HIV in Ghana

Known MSM Sites
Not just in Accra.
Related Sections
Gay Mundo
Africa

Contents
A. Overview
1. Background
2. Literature Review
3. Findings —
3.1 Background of Respondents
3.2 Areas of Operation / Known MSM Sites
3.3 Factors Influencing MSM in Ghana
3.4 STI/HIV/AIDS and MSM
3.5 Health Problems Associated with MSM
3.6 Bridging from Bisexual Men to Women
4. Conclusions and Recommendations
5. Appendix: Terms, Survey, References
6. Acknowledgements
7. Abbreviations and Acronyms


According to respondents, MSM is practically happening everywhere. Sites that were listed include homes, out with friends, nightclubs, gay-friendly bars, hotels, restaurants, schools and campuses, and harbours.

Geographically, 66 areas/suburbs of the Accra Metropolis and its environs, and 37 urban areas outside the capital have been mentioned as known MSM locations. Areas in and around Accra mentioned by at least 10 respondents are listed in Table 8 below.

Table 8: - Areas of Operation of MSM in and around the Accra Metropolis

MSM Locations

No. of Respondents

MSM Locations

No. of Respondents

  1. Osu

91

  1. Chorkor

21

  1. Adabraka

82

  1. Jamestown

20

  1. Tema

54

  1. Dansoman

18

  1. Labadi

41

  1. Newtown

16

  1. Kaneshie

38

  1. Achimota

15

  1. Bukom

29

  1. Mallam

14

  1. Nima

27

  1. Ga Mashie

11

  1. Odorkor

26

  1. Legon

11

  1. Teshie

26

  1. Abossey Okai

10

  1. Madina

24

  1. Mamprobi

10

  1. Abeka Lapaz

23

   

MSM is not only limited to the capital city and its environs. Other known MSM locations outside of the capital city mentioned by at least 6 respondents are also urban areas. These are listed in Table 9 below.

Table 9: - Known MSM Locations Outside the Accra Metropolis

MSM Locations

No. of Respondents

MSM Locations

No. of Respondents

  1. Kumasi

89

  1. Tarkwa

9

  1. Cape Coast

58

  1. Tafo

6

  1. Takoradi

51

  1. Dodowa

6

  1. Koforidua

41

  1. Somanya

6

  1. Obuasi

10

  1. Nkawkaw

6

  1. Ho

9

   

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