Integrated Biological and Behavioral Surveillance Survey among Clients of Female Sex Workers (Truckers) in 22 Terai Highways Districts of Nepal: Round V - 2016

Publications - Released in 2016

This is the fifth round of Integrated Biological and Behavioral Surveillance (IBBS) survey conducted among 400 clients of sex workers (truckers) who drive trucks in 22 districts of the East–West highway of Nepal. Fieldwork for the survey was carried out from 13 February 2016 to 9 March 2016. The survey was undertaken primarily to track the trend of HIV prevalence among the truckers and to understand their sexual behaviors, practice of use of condom and their exposures to different HIV and AIDS prevention to care programme. Information on the socio-demographic, mobility history, sexual behavior and condom use, knowledge on STI, HIV and AIDS, and exposure to STI, HIV and AIDS awareness programs, and stigma against HIV infected person was collected using a structured questionnaire.