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

Country

Dates

Populations studied

Hiring organization

ARMENIA

 

2015 to 2018

Men who have sex with men (MSM), people who inject drugs (PWID), female sex workers (FSW), migrants

Expertise France, Global fund to fight aids tuberculosis and malaria (GFATM)

THAILAND

2007 to 2008, 2015 to 2018

PWID, FSW

Centers for disease control and prevention (CDC), Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)

MOROCCO

2011 to 2018

MSM, PWID, FSW, Anglophone and Francophone sub-Saharan migrants

UNAIDS, GFATM

CHINA

2017 to 2018

Young MSM

CDC, United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

INDONESIA

2012 to 2017

MSM, PWID

Family Health International (FHI); FHI360

MAURITIUS

2009 to 2012, 2017

MSM, PWID, FSW, Transgender persons (TG)

United nations office on drugs and crime (UNODC), GFATM

PALESTINE

2015 to 2017

People who use drugs (PWUD)

World Health Organization (WHO)

TIMOR LESTE

2015 to 2017

MSM, FSW

Australasian Society for HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health Medicine (ASHM)

UKRAINE

2005 to 2017

MSM, PWID, FSW

International AIDS Alliance

MYANMAR

2014 to 2016

MSM, PWID, FSW

UNAIDS

ITALY

2011 to 2016

MSM

Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Integrata Verona for European-wide SAILON II project

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

2008 to 2016

MSM, PWID, FSW

US EMBASSY, CDC

VIETNAM

2004 to 2016

MSM, PWID, FSW

CDC, FHI360

MADAGASCAR

2011 to 2015

MSM, PWID

GFATM

PAPUA (INDONESIA)

2013 to 2014

MSM

Clinton Health Access Initiative

KOSOVO

2014

MSM, PWID, FSW

GFATM

BELARUS

2013 to 2014

MSM, PWID

United Nations Development Program (UNDP)

CAMEROON

2010 to 2014

MSM

Population Services International (PSI)

GUATEMALA

2011 to 2013

PWUD

Tulane University, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine

EL SALVADOR

2011 to 2013

MSM

Tulane University, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine

TANZANIA & ZANZIBAR

2008 to 2013

MSM, FSW, PWID

 CDC

SEYCHELLES

2010 to 2012

MSM, PWID

Seychelles Ministry of Health

CROATIA

2006 to 2011

MSM

UNDP, CDC

ZAMBIA

2007

MSM

CDC

CARIBBEAN

2007

MSM, FSW

CDC, Caribbean Epidemiological Center (CAREC)

SOUTH AFRICA

2006 to 2007

High risk heterosexual men

Medical Research Center (MRC)

BRAZIL

2004 to 2006

MSM, FSW

CDC

SERBIA

2005

FSW, PWID

CDC

MONTENEGRO

2005

FSW, PWID

CDC

ESTONIA

2008 to 2010

MSM, FSW

Institute for Health Development (IHD)

LIBYA

2010

MSM, FSW, PWID

Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

PHILIPPINES

2008 to 2012

MSM, FSW, PWID

UNAIDS

ALBANIA

2007 to 2008

MSM, PWID, children living on the street

UNAIDS, World Vision International

BANGLADESH

2006 to 2008

MSM

FHI

INDIA

2005 to 2006

FSW, PWID

FHI, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation