This is the first round of the IBBS survey conducted among Women Injecting Drug Users (WIDUs) in Pokhara Valley. The females of 16 years and above who had been injecting drugs for at least three months preceding the survey were defined as WIDUs and enrolled in the survey. School of Planning Monitoring Evaluation and Research (SPMER) carried out this survey from December 2016 to May 2017. The survey was undertaken primarily to determine the prevalence of HIV, syphilis, Hepatitis B (HBV) and Hepatitis C (HCV) infection among WIDUs. Moreover, the survey also find out the baseline data of comprehensive knowledge of HIV/AIDS, sexual risk behavior and injecting behaviors among WIDUs, their exposures to various HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment, care and support programs.
Keywords: HIV, women, prevalence, syphilis, HBV, HCV, drug