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Integrated Bio-Behavioral Survey (IBBS) among Injecting Drug Users (IDUs) in Pokhara Valley – 2007

2008

This study was conducted to determine the prevalence of HIV and Syphilis among IDUs working in the Pokhra valley and to assess their HIV/STI related risk behaviors and to analyze the trends through comparison with the data obtained from the 2006 and 2004 IBBS in the Pokhra valley. It also aimed at collecting information related to socio-demographic characteristics, sexual and drug using behaviors, knowledge of HIV/AIDS, knowledge and treatment of STI problems, knowledge and the use of condoms, and exposure to available HIV/STI services from the FSW’s in Pokhra and to relate them with HIV and Syphilis infection.

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