Integrated Bio-behavioral surveillance and population size estimation survey among Female Sex Workers in Tbilisi and Batumi, Georgia

This study represents the subsequent wave of Bio-Behavioral Surveillance Surveys (BBS) surveys undertaken among Female Sex Workers (FSW) since 2002. The current study was conducted in 2017 using the Time-Location Sampling technique and 350 FSWs was recruited in total in two survey locations – 200 in Tbilisi and 150 – in Batumi. The objective of the 2017 BBS was to measure the prevalence of HIV, Hepatitis C, Gonorrhea and Syphilis among FSWs, provide measurements of key HIV risk behaviors and generate evidence for advocacy and policy-making.

Also available:  1. HIV risk and prevention behaviors among People Who Inject Drugs in six cities, Georgia, 2017

2. Population Size Estimation of People who Inject Drugs in Georgia 2016-2017

The first ever FSWs population size estimation survey took place in 2014, in combination with the Bio-BSS survey. The study was implemented within the GFATM-funded project “Behavioural and Biological  Surveillance and Population Size Estimation Surveys among key populations (Injecting Drug Users, female Commercial Sex Workers) conducted by Curatio International Foundation, Center for Information and Counseling on Reproductive Health – Tanadgoma. Biomarker component for BBS was implemented by the Infectious Disease, AIDS and Clinical Immunology Research Center.

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  3. Bio-Behavioral Surveillance Survey among People Who Inject Drugs in 7 cities of Georgia, 2015
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