Integrated Biological and Behavioral Surveillance (IBBS) Survey among People Who Inject Drugs (PWIDs) in Western to Far Western Terai Highway Districts of Nepal Round V - 2016. National Centre for AIDS and STD Control. (2016)


This is the fifth round of Integrated Biological and Behavioral (IBBS) survey conducted among People who Inject Drugs (PWIDs) male in 7 Terai highway districts of Western, Mid-Western and Far-Western regions of Nepal. This survey finds out the prevalence of HIV, Syphilis, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C. The drug injecting and sexual risk behavior related to HIV and AIDS, STIs, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C has been assessed. The knowledge of the PWIDs related to prevention of HIV and AIDS, STIs and HCV and their health care seeking behavior has also been identified. A cross-sectional two-stage sampling methods were applied to recruit sample, where 300 samples were covered in this survey. This survey was carried out during February- March 2016.

Keywords: Nepal, IBBS, HIV, PWID, prevalence, hepatitis C, condom use


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