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Nepal - Bāgmatī Behavioral and Seroprevalence Survey 2002


General Info
Nepal (NPL)
Bagmati, Central Development Region [Historical]
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
02/2002 - 03/2002
Series or system 
Behavioral Surveillance Surveys (BSS)
Data type
  • Individual
  • Interview

The object of the 2002 Nepal Behavioral and Seroprevalence Survey was to estimate the prevalence rates of HIV among illicit drug users (IDUs) and assess their role in the transmission of HIV. Questionnaires were used to collect data on behavior relating to drug injections, syringe sharing, and sexual behavior. The study was conducted in the four municipalities of the Kathmandu, Lalitpur, and Bhaktapur districts, sampling 303 IDUs from 20 randomly selected sites.