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.

Latest Publications

Cities on the brink: Global Poverty in the 21st Century

  • Countries: Bangladesh, Kenya, South Africa
  • Published: June 2006

Counting the cost: Twenty years of war in Northern Uganda

  • Co-authors: Civil Society Organisations for Peace in Northern Uganda
  • Published: March 2006

Where to Now? Implications of changing relations between DFID, recipient governments and NGOs in Malawi, Tanzania and Uganda (2006)

  • Countries: Malawi, Tanzania, United Republic of, Uganda
  • Co-authors: Action Aid
  • Published: January 2006

Too early to declare success: counter-narcotics policy in Afghanistan

  • Countries: Afghanistan
  • Co-authors: Centre on International Cooperation
  • Published: March 2005

Resolution 1325: From rhetoric to practice, a report on the role of women in reconcilliation processes in the Great Lakes in Africa

  • Countries: Burundi, Rwanda, Uganda, Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Co-authors: CARE Norway, International Peace Research Institute Oslo.
  • Published: January 2005

Politicisation of humanitarian aid: towards an advocacy strategy

  • Countries: Afghanistan, Iraq, Global
  • Published: December 2004