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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.


In consultation with other organizations working on HIV globally, CARE International commissioned a climate survey covering six countries (Cambodia, Kenya, Malawi, Thailand, United Kingdom and Vietnam) to explore civil society experiences and document lessons learned in the country-level UNGASS 2006 national review process.


Opium dominates political and economic life in Afghanistan to an extent unparalleled anywhere in the world.

Years of war and years of drought have created a fertile environment for opium poppies to thrive, as the state weakened and farmers' access to other markets collapsed.

Today, the thriving opium economy - and the insecurity it breeds - are the greatest threats to building a stable, secure Afghanistan.

The impact of the Afghan opium trade is far-reaching both within Afghanistan and globally.

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