Drug users at risk to HIV: Documenting our experience 2000 - 2004 Saiful Islam Kallo/M. Jamal Khan/CARE Bangladesh HIV Program download

Drug users at risk to HIV: Documenting our experience 2000 - 2004

This document outlines CARE Bangladesh’s five years of experience in working with drug users to prevent HIV, gained through their DFID funded HIV Programme.

There is a rising trend of HIV prevalence among injecting drug users in Bangladesh and in one area of Dhaka city. The reported rate of HIV prevalence is 8.9%, indicating the start of a concentrated epidemic among this group.

To contain the spread of the disease, the project used a harm reduction approach, including services such as peer education, abcess and STD treatment, condom distribution and needle-syringe exchange.

The document also describes the challenges faced during the implementation of the project and the lessons learned.

  • Published: June 2006
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