Integrated Biological and
Behavioral Surveillance Survey (IBBS) among Injecting Drug Users in
Pokhara Valley, Nepal: Round V - 2011
This fifth round of IBBS
survey among the male Injecting Drugs Users (IDUs) in Pokhara Valley was
carried out under the comprehensive National HIV and STI Surveillance
Plan developed by The National Centre for AIDS and STD Control (NCASC).
The main objective of this survey was to determine the trends of HIV and
STI prevalence of study population. The study assesses socio demographic
characteristics; oral drug use; alcohol intake; drug injecting practice,
STI/HIV/AIDS awareness and treatment practices; sexual behavior among
IDUs in study sites. The respondents of the survey were clinically
health checked and provided syndromic treatment with medicines free of
cost for STIs problems.
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