Measuring the impact of needle exchange programs among injecting drug users through the National Behavioural Surveillance in Bangladesh.

@article{Jenkins2001MeasuringTI,
  title={Measuring the impact of needle exchange programs among injecting drug users through the National Behavioural Surveillance in Bangladesh.},
  author={Carol Brennan Jenkins and Habib-ur. Rahman and Tobi J Saidel and Smarajit Jana and A. M. Z. Hussain},
  journal={AIDS education and prevention : official publication of the International Society for AIDS Education},
  year={2001},
  volume={13 5},
  pages={
          452-61
        }
}
Bangladesh is a low HIV prevalence country, with buprenorphine injectors having the highest prevalence of HIV at 2.5% as of 1999. Using National HIV Behavioral Surveillance data, the impact of a needle exchange program (NEP) on sharing behavior among injecting drug users in two cities was measured. Results showed positive changes that varied with the different settings. Those who reported utilizing the NEP were compared with those who did not. Differences in Dhaka were significant for the… CONTINUE READING
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