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Nepal - Pokhara Valley Behavioral and Seroprevalence Survey 2003


General Info
Original or alternative title 
Behavioral and Sero Prevalence Survey Among Injecting Drug Users (IDUs) in Pokhara Valley
Nepal (NPL)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
02/2003 - 03/2003
Series or system 
Behavioral Surveillance Surveys (BSS)
Data type
  • Individual
  • Interview

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 study sample consisted of 300 male illicit drug users (IDUs) from an assumed rate of 20 percent in Pokhara. Questionnaires were used to collect behavioral data relating to drug injections, syringe/needle-sharing, and sexual behavior. The study sample was also tested for HIV via blood sample collection.