Fact Sheets - Released in 2016
This is the fifth round of Integrated Biological and Behavioral Surveillance Survey (IBBS) conducted among the Clients of Female Sex Workers (Truckers) in 22 Terai Highways districts of Nepal. This survey was carried out to identify the trend in prevalence of HIV among truckers and to explore their sexual risk behaviors for sexually transmitted infection and HIV infections. This survey was carried during February- March 2016 by selecting the desired numbers of truckers using systematic random sampling at Pathalaiya, Bara.
National HIV surveillance system was established during the early 1990s to monitor the HIV epidemic and to inform evidence-based HIV prevention efforts in Nepal. Since then, IBBS surveys have been conducted at the interval of 2-3 years among Key Affected Population (KAP). Clients of female sex workers, particularly truckers, are one of the KAPs as their vulnerability to the HIV infection is triggered because of their mobility, alcohol intake, and sexual behavior.