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Nepal Integrated Bio-Behavioral Surveillance Survey 1999

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General Info
Geography 
Nepal (NPL)
Coverage type 
Country
Time period covered 
03/1999 - 07/1999
Series or system 
Behavioral Surveillance Surveys (BSS)
Data type
Survey:
  • Individual
  • Interview
Summary 

The 1999 Nepal Integrated Bio-Behavioral Surveillance Survey was a cross-sectional study conducted along the highway routes of the Terai region. The survey sought study to determine the prevalence of HIV/AIDS and STDs among sex workers and truckers and to find the demographic, behavioral, and biological correlates to infection. The survey collected data on 410 female sex workers from four representative sites and 400 truckers from a central location.

In addition to a questionnaire, blood, urine, and vaginal swabs were administered to test for HIV, gonorrhea, chlamydia, trichomonas, bacterial vaginosis, and syphylis. An exam was also performed to measure weight, blood pressure, pulse, and body temperature.

Citation
Suggested citation 

Family Health International (FHI), New ERA, Development and Services Centre (Nepal), Nepal Dalit Samaj Kalyan Sangh (Nepal), Family Planning Association Nepal (FPAN), Narayani Transport Enterprise Association (NTEA). Nepal Integrated Bio-Behavioral Surveillance Survey 1999. Family Health International (FHI).