As Benue State continue to have a high rise in HIV/AIDS in Nigeria, Mrs Grace Wende, the Executive secretary of the Benue Agency for control of Aids said that the agency (BENSACA) recently discovered a 400 members of homosexual club existing in Makurdi, Benue State Capital.
Mrs Grace Said the organization otherwise known as Men sleeping with Men (MSM) has a large number of membership of male student from the higher institutions in the state.
She made this known at the training media of Media Practitioners on HIV/AIDS that took place in Makurdi yesterday. The Men Sleep with Men club was discovered during an epidermic appraisal carried out by our Canadian partners in collaboration with BENSACA following State Government’s resolve to fight the increasing trend of HIV/AIDS in the state as shown in 2011 survey, she added.
She also said her office is already interacting with the group of young men who are mostly undergraduates in various institution in Benue state, she also stated that the idea of identifying with the MSM which usually holds their meetings in December of every year in Makurdi was meant to reduce the spread of HIV virus commonly found among them.