Bangladesh moves from being a low-prevalence nation for HIV to one with a concentrated epidemic in injecting drug users.

@article{Azim2008BangladeshMF,
  title={Bangladesh moves from being a low-prevalence nation for HIV to one with a concentrated epidemic in injecting drug users.},
  author={Tasnim Azim and Mahmudur Rahman and Md. Shah Alam and Ishtiak Ahmed Chowdhury and Rajwali Khan and Masud Reza and Ezazul Islam Chowdhury and Muhammad Hanifuddin and Akm Murshedur Rahman},
  journal={International journal of STD & AIDS},
  year={2008},
  volume={19 5},
  pages={
          327-31
        }
}
Bangladesh has been conducting annual serological surveillance for HIV and syphilis since 1998 among most at-risk populations including sex workers, males having sex with males, injecting drug users (IDUs) and heroin smokers. During the seventh round conducted between January and June 2006, 10,368 people were sampled and the overall HIV prevalence was 0.9%. The highest HIV rate was recorded in male IDUs from the capital city Dhaka (7%), and the rates have risen significantly over the rounds (P… CONTINUE READING
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