HIV Biological Behavioral Surveillance
HIV biological behavioral surveillance is the systematic collection of data to assess risk behaviors (i.e., condom use, number of sexual partners, types of sexual partners, drug use, etc.), HIV knowledge and testing, health care coverage, stigma and discrimination and other information and to measure HIV and other infections (most often syphilis and Hepatitis B and C, but also sexually transmitted infections such as Chlamydia and Gonorrhea) among key populations. The results of these surveys are used to track the HIV epidemic and to provide evidence for better program planning.
I provided technical assistance to conduct the first international HIV biological behavioral surveillance surveys among Female Sex Workers (FSW), Men who have Sex with Men (MSM) and People who Inject Drugs (PWID) in Vietnam in 2004. Since then, I have provided technical assistance for over 300 surveys in over 30 countries. Some of the activities I have provided include:
- formative research to determine the most appropriate sampling method for the population under study
- protocol, questionnaire and field materials development
- data collection supervision
- data analysis and interpretation
- drafting of final reports
- presenting findings in country dissemination workshops
Below is a list of the surveys in which I have been involved. For additional information on some of the work I have done, please see my HIV Biological Behavioral Surveillance Survey Reports and peer reviewed publications.
Details starting with most recent date