Vietnam (2006): HIV/AIDS TRaC Study among Injecting Drug Users in Mong Cai, Uong Bi, and Thai Nguyen City Second Round


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.

Published 1 January 2006