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


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… (More)


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