Integrated Biological and Behavioral Surveillance Survey among Men who have Sex with Men and Transgender People in Terai Highway Districts of Nepal: Round I - 2016

Publications - Released in 2016

This is the first round IBBS survey among MSM/TG conducted in eight districts of Terai Highway in Nepal and field work conducted by National Institute for Development and Research (NIDR). The eight districts namely Jhapa, Morang, Sunsari (Eastern Terai), Nawalparasi, Rupandehi, Kapilbastu (Western Terai), Kailali and Kanchanpur (Far-western Terai) were purposively selected on the basis of previous round of size estimation, consultation with relevant stakeholders during the formative assessment. The main objectives of the IBBS surveys were: to determine the prevalence and trend of HIV Syphilis, Chlamydia Trachomatis (CT) and Neisseria Gonorrhoea (NG) and associated risk behaviors among MSM/TG, collect information related to socio-demographic characteristics and explore the association between the risk behaviors and HIV and other specific STIs among the MSM/TG population.