Title: Integrated Bio_Behavioral Survey (IBBS) Among Male Injecting Drug Users (IUDs) in Western to Far Western Terai

Abstract: The objective of this first round of Integrated Bio_Behavioral Survey (IBBS) was to estimate the prevalence of HIV among IDUs in the four districts of Rupandehi, Banke, Kailali and Kanchanpur in the Western to Far Western Terai. The study assesses drug injecting and their sexual behavior and HIV status of IDUs. The study measured the the proportion of IDU sub population that transmit HIV infection because of their practive of high risk injecting behavior and having sexual links with regular and non_regular partners. The study would provide baseline data for measuring the effectiveness of intervention programs aimed at reducing the “at risk” behavior of the IDUs.

Sponsored By: FHI/Nepal. 2005.  76p. Availability: Click here for Full Text

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