Every day, more than 2,400 young people across the world become infected with HIV. In Bangladesh, talking about sex or sexual health is taboo, which puts young people at higher risk of infection because it’s difficult to get the information or services they need.
That’s why our work in Bangladesh focuses on the needs of young people, particularly those who are marginalised or face discrimination, which makes accessing services even more difficult. This includes young women, men who have sex with men and transgender people.
We work with Health and Social Action Bureau (HASAB) to deliver HIV projects and promote the right of everyone to access health services. HASAB’s work addresses the needs of young people as part of the Link Up project, an ambitious, five country programme which aims to improve the sexual and reproductive health and rights of more than one million young people over three years. HASAB supports local community organisations across the country to strengthen the HIV response in Bangladesh.