Bangladesh has kept its HIV prevalence rate below 1 percent despite experiencing widespread poverty and illiteracy and being located near India and Burma—two countries with much higher HIV rates—Inter Press Service (IPS) reports. Experts assign credit to early intervention and constant long-term investment in prevention, education, treatment and counseling. They also credit partnerships between the state and non-governmental organizations; more than 150 of them coordinate with agencies in the capital city Dhaka.

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