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Kosovo Behavioral Surveillance Survey 2006


General Info
Original or alternative title 
Kosovo 2006 Behavioral and Biological Surveillance Study
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
02/2006 - 07/2006
Series or system 
Behavioral Surveillance Surveys (BSS)
Data type
  • Interview
  • Individual

Behavioral surveillance surveys (BSS) are cross-sectional surveys that provide information on the HIV/AIDS-related knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors of vulnerable sub-populations. The 2006 Kosovo BSS also included a biological exam to track the prevalence of STDs. Respondent-driven sampling was used to recruit 200 illicit drug users (IDU) and 69 men who have sex with men (MSM) respondents, while convenience sampling was used to recruit 157 commercial sex workers (CSW). No participants were found to have HIV or syphilis, while large percentages of IDU, MSM, and CSW tested positive for Chlamydia.