- Maru, Vivek
- Ravaging the Vulnerable: Abuses Against Persons of High Risk of HIV Infection in Bangladesh
- Description of Work
- Vol. 15, No. 6(C)
- Human Rights Watch, New York, August 2003, 53 pp
Reproduced with the kind permission of Human Rights Watch.
"The Bangladesh national AIDS policy acknowledges that persons most at risk of HIV transmission—such as sex workers, men who have sex with men, and injection drug users—are essential partners in any successful fight against AIDS. These are the people in greatest need of HIV/AIDS information and services, and they are also often the people in the best position to deliver information and services to their peers. And yet Human Rights Watch found in investigations conducted in December 2002 that the Bangladesh government both commits and condones the commission of severe violations of the human rights of persons in all three of these high-risk groups, including peer educators who provide vital HIV prevention services."