Report and analysis of the survey: "A truck driver's life: working conditions and sexual health" - HIV and long-distance transport in Paraguay

The present survey, entitled “A truck driver’s life: Working conditions and sexual health”, in which 279 truck (goods transport) drivers and 58 long-distance (passenger transport) drivers participated, was conducted in seven cities throughout Paraguay during the months of April and May 2010.

The survey was conducted within the framework of the International Labour Organization (ILO) project “Strengthening the responses to HIV & AIDS in the world of work in Paraguay: Reducing the vulnerability associated with HIV and counteracting homophobia within the transport sector.”
The project was funded by the OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID).


• To carry out a situation and needs analysis that would contribute to the design of a comprehensive programme for the prevention and care of HIV and AIDS -related diseases and sexually-transmitted infections (STI), focused on long-distance truck and bus drivers and their families and communities in Paraguay.

• To describe and analyse the knowledge, attitudes and practices in terms of vulnerability to HIV infection and other sexually-transmitted infections which would help determine needs and priorities and establish a baseline for the development of a comprehensive programme for HIV/STI care focused on long-distance truck and bus drivers.

• To determine the study population’s level of access to, utilization of, and intention of using the HIV/STI services.

• To identify the priority attention needs and the strategic locations.