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Sexual and Reproductive Health service seeking behaviors of high risk populations

Oct. 19, 2018

Sexual and Reproductive Health service seeking behaviors of high risk populations

Pathfinder International Vietnam


The number of HIV incidents increased significantly in the 90s, proving the wide spread of the epidemic at different levels among high risk populations. The estimated prevalence (age group of 15-49) increased slowly but consistently from 0.41% in 2007 to 0.44% in 2010. The estimated HIV cases at all age groups increased from 220,000 in 2007 to 255,000 in 2010. Epidemiology evidences show that most-at-risk populations to HIV include people who use drugs, sex workers, men who have sex with men and these groups’ primary sexual partners.

Many sources confirm the increased risk of transmission from sexual intercourse among sex workers and people who use drugs. Very few of these population practice safe sex and safe injection (not sharing of needles & syringes).

The research was designed to analyze comprehensively factors that affect the decision of high risk populations in seeking health services; and to develop an effective model for private health sector in providing SRH services.


  • Describe and analyze SRK issues as well as service seeking behavior of high risk populations, including HIv prevention, care and treatment.
  • Describe and analyze SRH services (including HIV/AIDS) of private health settings for high risk populations; the roles, benefits and drawbacks of these services in responding to the need for SRH services of such populations.
  • Present a model on SRH for high risk populations through the participation of stakeholders, especially private sector.
  • Recommendations on suitable interventions


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