HIV and opportunistic infection

Bangladesh is seeing a rapid increase in HIV/ AIDS cases in high risk population – specially injecting drug users (IDUs).

This study was conducted to get a picture of the spectrum of infections that HIV infected IDUs suffer from. It gives important insight to this communities needs in terms of health care facilities.

Young adults especially men were prone to become IDUs. Majority of the IDUs were low wage earners.


Chowdhury, T., Huq, O., Roy, P., Talukder, M.U. and Haque, F. (2014), Opportunistic infection among human immune deficiency virus (HIV) positive injecting drug users of Dhaka City, Bangladesh, Journal of AIDS and HIV Research 2014, 6 (3), pp 79-84

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