According to the latest investigations by the Anambra State Aids Control Agency, it was discovered that there are 618 female and 24 male sex spots in various parts of the state.Director of SACA, Dr. Ogochukwu Ndibe, who gave the figures at a programme for international partners operating in the state, said there are 5920 female and over 500 male sex workers in the state.
On the average, there are 10 female sex workers and 5 male sex workers in a spot.
He said: “There are men who have sex with other men as a matter of preference or practice,regardless of their sexual identity or sexual orientation and irrespective of whether they also have sex with women or not.”
Areas where the male and female sex spots were prevalent include Awka South, Awka North, Ihiala, Onitsha South, Orumba North, Nnewi North, Onitsha North, Aguata, and Njikoka.
Anambra, with 7.8 per cent prevalence of HIV, isamong the highest in the country.
Chief of Staff to Governor Peter Obi, Professor Chinyere Okunna, said: “As a relatively poor state, we cannot achieve much without partnering with the donor agencies."