This is the first round of the IBBS survey conducted among Female Injecting Drug Users in Kathmandu Valley (Kathmandu, Lalitpur and Bhaktapur districts). The females of 16 years and above who had been injecting drugs for at least three months preceding the survey were defined as Female Injecting Drug Users and enrolled in the survey.
School of Planning Monitoring Evaluation and Research carried out this survey from April 2016 to July 2016. The survey was undertaken primarily to track the prevalence of HIV, syphilis, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C Infection among Female Injecting Drug Users. The aim of the survey was to find out the baseline status of comprehensive knowledge of HIV/AIDS, risky sexual and injecting behaviors among Female Injecting Drug Users, their exposures to various HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment, care and support programs. The ethical approval for the survey was obtained from Nepal Health Research Council.
Keywords: Nepal, IBBS, HIV, drugs, prevalence, syphilis, hepatitis B and hepatitis C