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Nepal Integrated Bio-Behavioral Surveillance Survey 1999


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

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.