Since the start of HIV serologic surveillance in 1993, the country’s epidemic is described
as low and slow due to the fact that the national aggregate’s prevalence has never
gone beyond one percent. However, behavioral surveillance is showing that risk behaviors are high among the most-at-risk population. The 2007 IHBSS showed that 52% of IDUs shared needles and syringes the last time they injected. The same survey showed that condom use in different populations varied : 71% for establishment-based female sex workers, 59% for freelance female sex workers, 33% for male clients of female sex workers, 24% for injecting drug users and 42% during anal sex among MSM. The highlight of the survey was the finding that interaction among and between the risk populations and their low risk sex partners exists.
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