Advocacy Campaign for Human Rights to reduce HIV Venerability among IDUs (Injection Drug Use)

This action research was conducted with the technical support from FHI (Family Health International) in 2002. Bangladesh still a very low prevalence of HIV but to have high potentials to expose of high endemic. Sexual intercourse is the most common way to passing of HIV. But the second way of transmission, injection of drugs.

Like other conservative societies, Bangladesh is pre-dominantly stigmatized and the community upholds violent and discriminating attitudes towards the most vulnerable groups like IDUs and the infected and affected are stigmatized which subsequently inhibit to overcome the problem.

Therefore, it creates more endemic of the problem in the society. It is observed that street IDUs were tortured both by police and the community people. Furthermore, they are excluded from families and denied of their rights, i.e. land and other family assets. Consequently, they become more marginalized and are forced to attain unethical and complex behavior.

 The project was implemented at Savar, an urban pocket, which has all preconditions prevail to increase the risk of affecting new ones.



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