HIV prevalence and risk behaviors among key populations- Study Findings Published
HIV prevalence and risk behaviors among key populations were studied in Georgia in 2012. The Biomarker Behavioral Surveillance Surveys (Bio-BSS) were carried out among People Who Inject Drugs (PWIDs) in six major cities, among Men who have Sex with Men (MSM) in Tbilisi, Female Sex Workers (FSW) in Tbilisi and Batumi, and Prison inmates. Bio-BSSs are repeatedly carried out among key populations to monitor HIV epidemics, provide measurements of HIV risk behaviors, evaluate preventive interventions and generate evidence for policy-making.
The studies were implemented by Curatio International Foundation; Public Union Bemoni; Center for Information and Counseling on Reproductive Health – Tanadgoma; and the National Center for Disease Control and Public Health. The studies were implemented within the GFATM-funded project.
You can read the full reports here:
HIV risk and prevention behaviors among Prison Inmates in Georgia
HIV risk and prevention behavior among Men who have Sex with Men in Tbilisi, Georgia
HIV risk and prevention behaviors among People Who Inject Drugs in six cities of Georgia
HIV risk and prevention behavior among Female Sex Workers in two cities of Georgia
Survey of Barriers to HIV Testing Among Intravenuous Drug Users in Georgia