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Integrated Bio-Behavioral Survey (IBBS) among Injecting Drug Users (IDUs) in Western to Far-western Terai Region of Nepal – 2007

2008

This is the second round of IBBS among Injecting Drug Users (IDUs) in western – far-western terai (Rupandehi – Kanchanpur) of Nepal. The main objective of this study was to determine the prevalence of HIV/AIDS and Syphilis among IDUs working in the study areas. The study also assesses HIV/STI related risk behaviors and analyzed the trends through comparison with the data obtained from the 2006 and 2004 IBBS in the region. The study also assesses socio-demographic characteristics, sexual and drug using behaviors, exposure to available HIV/STI services, knowledge and treatment of STI problems, knowledge and the use of condoms, and knowledge of HIV/AIDS in the IDUs of the region.

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