Mapping and population size estimation of men who have sex with men, transgender persons, and high-risk women in Bhutan. 2020

This report presents the results of Bhutan’s key population size estimation exercise implemented from 13 November, 2019 to 31 January, 2020. The overarching purpose of the exercise is to provide rigorous data on key populations at risk for HIV in Bhutan to guide prevention and care policies and programs. Objective 1 is to estimate the number of high risk women (HRW), commercial sex workers (CSW), men who have sex with men (MSM), transgender women (TGW), and transgender men (TGM) in Bhutan. The population size estimates are for the national level and at the dzongkhag level according to where they reside, work, or otherwise could be found. Objective 2 is to map the hotspots, locations, and physical venues where these key populations congregate and can be reached. Objective 3 is to measure the HIV-related risk and preventive behaviors of these key populations. This summary presents the major findings pertaining to these objectives. Additional results, interpretations, strengths, and limitations are in the body of the report. An overview of the methods follows, with specific implementation notes accompanying each results section. Further details on the theoretical framework and methodologies are in the appended protocol.

UNAIDS. 2020. Mapping and population size estimation of men who have sex with men, transgender persons, and high-risk women in Bhutan

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