Title: Behavioral Surveillance Survey on the Highway Routes of Nepal: Round No. 5

Abstract:
This is the fifth round of the BSS conducted on the highway route of the FHI project area. The study was to systematically measure and monitor HIV risk behavioral trends among three sentinel groups of along highway routes in Mid-western to Eastern Nepal. The study assesses the socio-economic and demographic characteristics; sexual behaviors; source, use and availability of condoms; risk perception, awareness of HIV/AIDS/STD and incidence of STD symptoms. The data was collected from three sentinel groups:  (i) 400 female sex workers (ii) 400 male transport workers and (iii) 700 male laborers from Mahendra highway and Prithvi highway routes.

Sponsored by: FHI/Nepal. December 2003. 84p. Availability: Click here for full text

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