Integrated Biological and Behavioral Surveillance (IBBS) Survey among Female Injecting Drug Users (FIDUs) in Pokhara Valley - Round I, 2017. National Centre for AIDS and STD Control. (2017)


This is the first round of the IBBS survey conducted among Female Injecting Drug Users (FIDUs) 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 FIDUs and enrolled in the survey. School of Planning Monitoring Evaluation and Research (SPMER) carried out this survey from December 2016 to May 2017 under the leadership of NCASC. The survey was undertaken primarily to determine the prevalence of HIV, Syphilis, Hepatitis B (HBV) and Hepatitis C (HCV) infection among FIDUs.

Keywords: Nepal, prevalence, syringe/needles, treatment, condom use, knowledge, testing


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