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Comprehensive package of HIV/AIDS for IDUs and PLHIV

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Harm Reduction

BIJAM has been implementing "Harm Reduction Program among IDUs through Peer based Outreach intervention” since August 2002, now partnering with Save the Children Nepal in Bara, Parsa & Makwanpur under SSF-Global Fund Round 10.

The purpose of Harm Reduction Program is to minimize the incidence of HIV infection and other blood borne diseases among IDUs in the project area. In order to reduce the rate of sharing needle-syringe, proper sterilization of injecting equipment and health maintenance service delivery, BIJAM has covered approximately 80 km of major transport routes of the center cluster i.e. Cross Border to Nijgadh and Hetauda. Currently BIJAM is working with 1355 IDUs at Parsa, 802 at Bara & 545 at Makawanpur.

The current programs have been providing comprehensive service to the target community (IDUs, PLHIV and their families) i.e.

  • Capacity strengthening & human resource development

  • Harm Reduction

    Outreach & DIC operation

    Needle & Syringe Exachange

    Harm reduction material supplies

    Pee Educator mobilization

    Distribution of Information, Education & Communication (IEC) materials

    Primary Health Care through Drop In Center

    Counseling ( Individual, group & family)

    Referral (Hospital and Rahab)

  • VCT (HIV testing with counseling) & STI treatment service

  • Community Care Center

  • Community and Home Based Care

    Education on opportunistic Infection prevention

    Psychosocial counseling and BCC

    Condom demonstration & Distribution


    • Rehabilitation in CCC

    • Medical /Care support& treatment services

    • ART,CD4 & OIs Management, TB,PMTCT & Community Care Center

    • Primary Health Service(PHC)

  • Referral Mechanism