Integrated Biological and Behavioral Surveillance (IBBS) Survey among Female Sex Workers in 22 Highway Districts of Nepal, Round VII. National Centre for AIDS and STD Control. (2018)


This is the seventh round of the IBBS survey conducted among FSWs in 22 highway districrs (Jhapa, Morang, Sunsari, Saptari, Siraha, Dhanusha, Mahottari, Sarlahi, Dhading, Makwanpur, Rautahat, Bara, Parsa, Chitwan, Nawalparasi, Rupandehi, Kapilvastu, Dang, Banke, Bardiya, Kailali and Kanchanpur) of Nepal. In line with the objectives of the previous rounds of IBBS surveys, the seventh round of survey was undertaken to determine the prevalence of HIV and STIs, assess HIV and STI related risk behaviours, explore the level of awareness and understanding of HIV/STIs, record STI symptoms, account incidence of violence, as well as assess exposure to HIV intervention programs and services among FSWs in 22 highway districts of Nepal. 

Keywords: HIV, FSW, STI, clients, prevalence, syphilis, condom use


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