"Background: This paper examines the impact of the HIV prevention programme among long-distance truck drivers in promoting consistent condom use with paid female partners in India.
Methods: The study utilizes data from two rounds of the Integrated Biological and Behavioural Assess met along National Highways (IBBS-NH), 2007 and 2009-10. Using the time location cluster sampling approach, major transshipment locations covering the bulk of India’s transport volume along four route corridors were surveyed. Long-distance truck drivers were interviewed about their sexual behaviour, condom use practices, and exposure to HIV prevention interventions.
Results: Consistent condom use with paid female partners was in-creased by 11% among long distance truck drivers from round 1 to round 2 (Total increase 11%). Truckers exposed to intensive pro-gram exposure were two times more likely to use condom consistently with paid partners (OR 2.1; 95% CI 1.4-3.1; p-value
HIV prevention, IBBS, Truckers, Highways, time location cluster