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Mauritius Integrated Biological and Behavioral Survey Among People Who Inject Drugs 2011


General Info
Mauritius (MUS)
Plaines Wilhems, Port Louis
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
10/2011 - 11/2011
Series or system 
Mauritius Integrated Biological and Behavioral Surveillance Survey Among People Who Inject Drugs
Data type
  • Individual
  • Interview

The purpose of this survey was to assess the sexual, risk, and health seeking behaviors of people who inject drugs (PWIDs), and monitor the differences from the previous survey conducted in 2009.

Data were collected with a questionnaire and blood tests. Information was gathered about the PWID population regarding risk behaviors, demographic characteristics, population estimates, health literacy, health service use, and the prevalence of HIV, Hepatitis C, and other infections.

The sample size consisted of 500 male and female Mauritius residents, over age 15, who had been injecting drugs at least three months. A respondent-driven sampling method (RDS) was used. The survey was conducted in Port Louis and and Curepipe.