Integrated Biological and Behavioral Surveillance among Men Who have Sex with Men (MSM)

Published: January 1, 2009

Brief Description of the Study

This is the third round of Integrated Biological and Behavioral Surveillance (IBBS) Survey conducted among men who have sex with men (MSM) in the Kathmandu Valley. The study, funded by United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Nepal, was conducted under the National Surveillance Plan for HIV and AIDS of National Center for AIDS and STD Control (NCASC) by New ERA, STD/ AIDS Counseling and Traning Serveices (SACTS) and National Reference Laboratory (NRL) with technical support from Family Health International (FHI)/Nepal through the USAID funded ASHA Project for generating strategic information needed for monitoring the HIV epidemic and program in Nepal. The survey was conducted primarily to determine the prevalence of HIV and Sexually Transmitted Infection (STIs) among MSM in the Kathmandu
Valley and to assess their HIV and STI-related risk behaviors, including their sexual behaviors. The survey also aimed to measure their exposure to the intervention program targeted at MSM in Kathmandu valley.

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