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Biobehavioural Survey Guidelines For Populations At Risk For HIV

September 2017 — These guidelines were published by the Global HIV Strategic Information Working Group, of which FHI 360 is a member. It provides vital information and guidance on how researchers can employ biologic (including laboratory testing) and behavioral surveys to measure and address HIV, the world’s most pressing public health challenge. Biobehavioral surveys are used to provide specific, population-level estimates of HIV and its related risk factors, along with estimates for the coverage of prevention and treatment services for populations at increased risk for HIV. This update cover all aspects of biobehavioral surveys, from conceptualization to the use of data, and can be adapted to various countries, populations and contexts. It offers practical tools to facilitate the implementation of the guidelines, including checklists, questionnaires and a budget planner template.