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Table 5 Selected indicators pertaining to sexual behavior of MSM in Bangladesh*

From: Risk factors for HIV infection in Males who have Sex with Males (MSM) in Bangladesh

  MSM (Central) MSM (Northeast)
  n = 598 n = 442
Sold sex last week 0% 42% (186/442) (CI: 37.40 – 46.60)
Bought sex last week 78% (466/598) (CI: 74.68 – 81.32) 57% (252/442) (CI: 52.38 – 61.62)
Bought sex last month 91% (544/598) (CI: 88.71 – 93.29) 61% (270/442) (CI: 56.45 – 65.55)
Sex with female commercial partner last month 34% (203/598) (CI: 30.20 – 37.80) 43% (190/442) (CI: 38.38 – 47.62)
Sex with female non-commercial partner last month, including wife 62% (371/598) (CI: 58.11 – 65.89) 18% (80/442) (CI: 14.42 – 21.58)
Sex with female non-commercial partner last month, excluding wife 45% (269/598) (CI: 41.01 – 48.99) 11% (49/442) (CI: 8.08 – 13.92)
Sex with male and female partners last year 78% (466/598) (CI: 74.68 – 81.32) 48% (212/442) (CI: 43.34 – 52.66)
Group sex last month 36% (215/598) (CI: 32.15 – 39.85) 25% (111/442) (CI: 20.96 – 29.04)
  1. *Third round of HIV surveillance, Bangladesh. Confidence intervals are for 95% confidence.