It was revealed that homophobia in the African region has directly affects the fight against AIDS.
In Africa were male-to-male sexual intercourse is widespread, the pandemic is much more worse than other regions. The findings suggests that males who had sex with other males have higher chances of being diagnosed with the killer HIV/AIDS virus. Although it isn't socially acceptable, male-to-male sex is largely prevalent in the continent.
The British medical journal Lancet,
published the report and cited that anal sex isn't safe as most people believed.
Thus, most gay communities in Africa operate underground allegedly initiating hostile activities that includes male-to-male sex.
Hence, male-to-male sex is considered as a criminal offense in about 31 sub-Saharan African countries, however the trend still continues.