Factsheet 7: HIV Surveillance in Nepal, 2016

Fact Sheets - Released in 2016

Nepal has been conducting HIV and STI surveillance particularly among key populations, namely: PWID, FSW and their clients, MSM/TG, and male labor migrants for more than a decade mainly to track changes in HIV and STI prevalence along with behavioral components such as condom use. Hepatitis-B and C screening among PWID has been started in the IBBS surveys from 2015. In 2016, baseline IBBS surveys were conducted in Street Involved Children and Youths in Kathmandu Valley, Female injecting drug users in Kathmandu Valley and MSM and TG in Terai districts.

Size estimation of key population in districts was started in 2010. The population size is to be updated in every 2-3 years interval. The second round of size estimation of key population is being carried out in 2016.



  • Ministry of Health - Nepal
  • National Centre for AIDS and STD Control (NCASC) - Nepal