The study highlighted the vulnerability to HIV of the wives and children of men who inject drugs and suggested urgent action to address their HIV prevention and AIDS treatment needs. This study helped advocate for the inclusion of wives and children of men who inject drugs in HIV prevention programs.
The impact study of Buprenorphine substitution and treatment program (OST) is the first study of this kind carried out in four Youth Vision OST centers in Kathmandu Valley. The study population consisted of drug users (both IDUs and DUs) aged 18 years and above who were currently using OST from Youth Vision. The major objective of this study was to assess the impact of OST on the various aspects of life of opioid dependent population.