Integrated Biological and Behavioral Surveillance (IBBS) Survey among Female Sex Workers in Kathmandu Valley Round VI, 2017. National Centre for AIDS and STD Control. (2017)

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This Integrated Biological and Behavioral Surveillance (IBBS) survey was carried out by National institute for Development and Research (NIDR) under the leadership of the National Center for AIDS and STD Control (NCASC). The existing National HIV and AIDS Strategy (2016-2021) identifies Female Sex Workers (FSWs) as one of the key affected populations (KAPs) at a higher risk of spreading the HIV epidemic. This is the sixth round of the IBBS survey conducted among FSWs in Kathmandu Valley.


Keywords: HIV, FSW, prevalence, syphilis, condom

 

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Snapshot 2016: Female Sex Workers in Asia and the Pacific. UNAIDS Regional Support Team for Asia and the Pacific and AIDS Data Hub. (2017)

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The report prepared by UNAIDS Regional Support Team for Asia and the Pacific and AIDS Data Hub provides information on the HIV epidemic and response on female sex workers in Asia and the Pacific.

 


Keywords: HIV, FSW, testing, condom, client

 

 

 

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2015 Size Estimation of Key Affected Populations in the Philippines. Epidemiology Bureau, Department of Health, Philippines. (2016)

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This 2015, the Epidemiology Bureau of the Department of Health (DOH-EB), together with various partners conducted several activities with the goal of updating the size estimates of KAP in the country, specifically among Males who have Sex with Males (MSM), Female Sex Workers (FSW) and Injecting Drug Users (IDU).
With these updated information, the DOH-EB aims to guide the national, regional, and local HIV program to set appropriate targets for the provision and monitoring of services specific for these key affected populations in different parts of the country.

 

Keywords: HIV, IHBSS sites, national level, mapping, city

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Amnesty International Policy in Brief. Amnesty International. (2016)

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This policy has been developed in recognition of the high rates of human rights abuses experienced globally by individuals who engage in sex work; a term that Amnesty International uses only in regard to consensual exchanges between adults. It identifies the most prominent barriers to the realization of sex workers’ human rights and underlines states’ obligations to address them.


Keywords: sex work, law and policy, stigma, discrimination, sexual violence, human trafficking, human rights

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Condoms: The Prevention of HIV, Other Sexually Transmitted Infections and Unintended Pregnancies. UNAIDS. (2016)

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Condoms are a highly effective and widely used method to prevent transmission of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections and unintended pregnancies.

A global consultation meeting was held in Geneva, Switzerland, from 6 to 7 November 2014, to reaffirm the critical role of male and female condoms as part of combination HIV prevention, to shape an agenda to scale up condom promotion and distribution, and to identify strategies to overcome bottlenecks in scaling up.

 

Keywords: HIV, prevention, female condoms and lubricants

 

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Factsheet: HARiS - HIV and AIDS Response Indicator Survey 2015 for Female Sex Worker. Centre for Health Protection, Department of Health. (2016)

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Female sex workers (FSW) is one of the at-risk populations of HIV infection. In order to keep track the HIV prevalence and the related risky behaviours among this population, the first Community Based Risk Behavioural and Seroprevalence Survey for Female Sex Worker in Hong Kong (CRiSP) was launched in 2006 and repeated in 2009. Both surveys showed low HIV prevalence with the results of 0.19% and 0.05% respectively.

 

Keywords: Hong Kong, HIV, FSW, STI, sexual behaviours, testing

 

 

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Integrated Biological and Behavioral Surveillance (IBBS) Survey among Female Sex Workers in 22 Highway Districts of Nepal Round VI, 2016. National Centre for AIDS and STD Control. (2016)

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This Integrated Biological and Behavioral Surveillance (IBBS) survey was carried out by Intrepid Nepal (INPL) under the leadership of the National Center for AIDS and STD Control (NCASC) and in partnership with Save the Children-Nepal. The existing National HIV and AIDS Strategy (2011-2016) identifies Female Sex Workers (FSWs) as one of the key affected populations (KAPs) at a higher risk of spreading the HIV epidemic. This is the sixth round of the IBBS survey conducted among FSWs in 22 highway districts of Nepal. The survey is a part of the National HIV Surveillance Plan (2012) and National HIV and AIDS Strategy (2011-2016). In line with the objectives of the previous rounds of the IBBS surveys, the sixth round of the survey was undertaken to determine the trends of HIV and STIs prevalence, assess HIV and STI-related risk behaviors, explore the level of awareness and understanding of HIV/STIs, record STI symptoms, account incidence of violence, as well as assess exposure to HIV intervention programs and services among FSWs in 22 Terai highway districts of Nepal.


Keywords: Nepal, IBBS, HIV, FSW, prevalence, syphilis, condom

 

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Integrated Biological and Behavioral Surveillance (IBBS) Survey among Female Sex Workers in Pokhara Valley Round V - 2016. National Centre for AIDS and STD Control. (2016)

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Nepal is reported to have "concentrated epidemic," that means only a few "high-risk behavior groups" have HIV prevalence more than 5 %. In Nepal, the high-risk behavior groups are identified as Female Sex Workers (FSWs), people who inject drugs (PWID) and migrant population. This fifth round of Integrated Biological and Behavioural Surveillance (IBBS) survey in Pokhara valley was conducted with the purpose of exploring the prevalence of HIV and STIs (syphilis, gonorrhea, and chlamydia)among the female sex workers (FSWs). Besides, it aims to monitor the trends of HIV and STIs prevalence and also the relevant risk behaviors among these group so that the findings from it could be importantly used for planning strategy for HIV/STIs prevention programs and reducing HIV/STIs transmission. The survey was carried out by SAIPAL under the leadership of the National Center for AIDS and STD control (NCASC) in collaboration with Save the Children – Nepal.


Keywords: Nepal, IBBS, HIV, STI, FSW, prevalence, syphilis, condom

 

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Integrated Biological and Behavioral Surveillance Survey among Female Sex Workers in Pokhara Valley, Nepal - Round V. National Centre for AIDS and STD Control. (2016)

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This fifth round of Integrated Biological and Behavioral Surveillance (IBBS) survey was conducted among Female Sex Workers (FSWs) in Pokhara valley with the aim to monitor the trends of HIV and STIs (syphilis, gonorrhea and Chlamydia) prevalence and also the relevant risk behaviors in this population.

This descriptive serial cross-sectional survey was conducted between January and April 2016. Two stage cluster sampling method was followed in this study. Altogether 342 FSWs were participated for the study. A set of semi-structured questionnaire was prepared and administered to the female sex workers to acquire information on their HIV/STIs related knowledge and behavior including socio-demographic information, sexual behavior, exposure to HIV/STIs awareness program etc.

 

Keywords: Nepal, HIV, STI, FSW, clients, prevalence, sexual behavior, condom use

 

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Integrated Biological and Behavioral Surveillance Survey among Female Sex Workers in the 22 Highway Districts of Nepal - Round VI. National Centre for AIDS and STD Control. (2016)

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This Integrated Biological and Behavioral Surveillance (IBBS) survey was carried out by Intrepid Nepal (INPL) under the leadership of the National Center for AIDS and STD Control (NCASC) and in partnership with Save the ChildrenNepal. The existing National HIV and AIDS Strategy (2011-2016) identify Female Sex Workers (FSWs) as one of the key affected populations (KAPs) at a higher risk of spreading the HIV epidemic.

This is the sixth round of the IBBS study conducted among FSWs in 22 highway districts of Nepal. This survey is a part of the National HIV Surveillance Plan (2012) and National HIV and AIDS Strategy (2011-2016).

 

Keywords: Nepal, HIV, STI, FSW, clients, prevalence, sexual behavior, condom use

 

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