Tracking surveys serve as tools to inform programming by routinely
collecting data from cross-sections of populations at risk for HIV/AIDS
and other adverse health outcomes. This survey among injecting drug
users (IDUs) in Vietnam aimed to:
1) identify and describe segments of the population in terms of needle-sharing in the three months prior to the survey;
2) explore injecting practices, sexual behaviors and condom use of IDUs;
3) monitor trends in condom use, injecting behaviors, and use of VCT services by IDUs;
4) determine whether exposure to PSI program activities is associated with changes in key indicators; and
5) apply study findings to interventions designed for reducing the risk of HIV transmission among IDUs.
The methodology used, main findings, and recommendations are presented in this report. A 1-page summary slide is also attached to this record.
Population Services International, Washington DC, USA, 48 pp.