TITLE

Risk factors for HIV infection in Males who have Sex with Males (MSM) in Bangladesh

AUTHOR(S)
Chan, Philip A.; Khan, Omar A.
PUB. DATE
January 2007
SOURCE
BMC Public Health;2007, Vol. 7, p153
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Background: Recent surveillance data from Bangladesh indicate rising HIV infection among intravenous drug users (IDU) in the country. We suggest a likely association between HIV risk factors in this group and other groups, such as males who have sex with males (MSM). Methods: Data on MSM in Bangladesh was collected and analyzed from numerous primary and secondary sources, including government ministries, non-profit health organizations, and personal communications. Results: The overall prevalence of HIV in Bangladesh is relatively low, but surveillance data indicate that infection has reached significant proportions in certain high-risk groups and may soon spread to other groups, specifically MSM. Conclusion: The epidemiology of HIV infection in other countries suggests that increasing rates of HIV in higher-risk populations can precede an epidemic in the general population. We review the data concerning MSM, IDU and HIV in Bangladesh from a variety of sources and propose ways to prevent HIV transmission.
ACCESSION #
29362032

 

Related Articles

  • NO SLOWING IN AIDS CALAMITY.  // New Scientist;11/26/2005, Vol. 188 Issue 2527, p4 

    The article reports that 40.3 million people worldwide are living with HIV. This year alone, over 3 million people have died from AIDS, 2.4 million of them in sub-Saharan Africa. The annual AIDS Epidemic Update from UNAIDS and the World Health Organization, published on Monday, says a...

  • Primary HIV Infection, Phylogenetics, and Antiretroviral Prevention. Pillay, Deenan; Fisher, Martin // Journal of Infectious Diseases;4/1/2007, Vol. 195 Issue 7, p924 

    The article discusses the highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) for HIV infection. HAART is the therapy, composed of multiple anti-HIV drugs prescribed to many HIV-positive people, even before they develop symptoms of AIDS. The therapy usually includes one nucleoside analog, or DNA chain...

  • High Rates of Forward Transmission Events after Acute/Early HIV-1 Infection. Brenner, Bluma G.; Roger, Michel; Routy, Jean-Pierre; Moisi, Daniela; Ntemgwa, Michel; Matte, Claudine; Baril, Jean-Guy; Thomas, Réjean; Rouleau, Danielle; Bruneau, Julie; Leblanc, Roger; Legault, Mario; Tremblay, Cecile; Charest, Hugues; Wainberg, Mark A. // Journal of Infectious Diseases;4/1/2007, Vol. 195 Issue 7, p951 

    Background. A population-based phylogenetic approach was used to characterize human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-transmission dynamics in Quebec. Methods. HIV-1 pol sequences included primary HIV infections (PHIs; <6 months after seroconversion) from the Quebec PHI cohort (1998-2005; n = 215)...

  • Cost-effectiveness of Methadone Maintenance Treatment in Prevention of HIV Among Drug Users in Shiraz, South of Iran. Keshtkaran, Ali; Mirahmadizadeh, Alireza; Heidari, Alireza; Javanbakht, Mehdi // Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal;Jan2014, Vol. 16 Issue 1, p1 

    Background: The increase in high-risk injections and unsafe sexual behaviors has led to increased HIV infection prevalence among Intravenous Drug Users (IDUs). The high costs of HIV/AIDS care and low financial resources necessitate an economic evaluation to make the best decision for the control...

  • Debswana leads fight against Aids. Vesely, Milan // African Business;Jan2004, Issue 294, p53 

    Reports on the efforts of Debswana, a joint De Beers-Botswana government mining giant, to fight the AIDS epidemic in Botswana. Requirement of an AIDS-prevention program for companies who want to do business with Debswana; Efforts of sub-contractor George Gailey to implement an HIV/AIDS...

  • Stanford researchers enhance existing bacteria to prevent HIV in women.  // PharmaWatch: Biotechnology;October 2003, Vol. 2 Issue 10, p26 

    Reports that a study conducted by researchers from the Stanford University School of Medicine have found that bacteria that naturally live in the body can be genetically enhance to prevent HIV infections in women. Benefits of enhancing bacteria that already colonize humans; Ability of...

  • Conceptual and methodological challenges to measuring political commitment to respond to HIV. Fox, Ashley M.; Goldberg, Allison B.; Gore, Radhika J.; Bärnighausen, Till // Journal of the International AIDS Society;2011 Supplement 2, Vol. 14 Issue Supp 2, p1 

    Background Researchers have long recognized the importance of a central government's political "commitment" in order to mount an effective response to HIV. The concept of political commitment remains ill-defined, however, and little guidance has been given on how to measure this construct and...

  • Role of Human β-defensins in HIV Infection. Weinberg, A.; Quiñones-Mateu, M. E.; Lederman, M. M. // Advances in Dental Research;Apr2006, Vol. 19 Issue 1, p42 

    Mechanisms of resistance to HIV-1 infection in the human oral cavity are incompletely understood. While salivary components have been implicated in protection, there is growing evidence that human beta-defensins (hBDs), originating in oral epithelial cells, may be playing an important role in...

  • First things first. Lomborg, Bjø // New Scientist;10/30/2004, Vol. 184 Issue 2471, p23 

    The article presents information on some of the common problems faced by people throughout the world. Dealing with all the world's woes should be simple. One should win the war against hunger, end conflicts, stop communicable diseases, provide clean drinking water, step up education and halt...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of VIRGINIA BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY AND SYSTEM

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics