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Madagascar Behavioral and Biological Study Among Injecting Drug Users in Urban Areas 2012


General Info
Original or alternative title 
Etude comportementale et biologique chez les consommateurs de drogues injectables dans les zones urbaines à Madagascar - 2012
Antananarivo, Antsiranana, Toamasina
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
01/2012 - 02/2012
Data type
  • Cross-sectional
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Urban only

The purpose of this survey was to increase understanding of the scale and behavioral determinants of HIV, syphilis, and Hepatitis B, and Hepatitis C among injecting drug users. The data were collected with interviews and blood tests. Information was gathered on sociodemographic characteristics, sexual behavior and drug use patterns, health care knowledge and use, population estimates, and the prevalence of HIV, syphilis, Hepatitis B, and Hepatitis C. The study was conducted in three cities with a sample size of 293 in each city. The multiplier method was used for population estimates.