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Bangladesh
Updated July 2009
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HIV/AIDS in Bangladesh
Population, 2013156,600,000
People living with HIV/AIDS, 20128,000
Women (aged 15+) with HIV/AIDS, 20122,700
Children with HIV/AIDS, 2012nd
Adult HIV prevalence (%), 2012<0.1
AIDS deaths, 2012<500
nd = No data
Source: Population Reference Bureau & UNAIDS
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HIV/AIDS-Specific Country Profiles
UNAIDS Country Profile
A brief summary of national socioeconomic conditions in the context of the HIV epidemic, and information (where available) on UNAIDS' country-level activities.
UNGASS 2012 Country Progress Report
Reports progress made in implementing the UN Declaration of Commitment on HIV/AIDS. The report includes summary indicator data through the end of 2011. [PDF, 1.4MB]
UNAIDS/WHO Epidemiological Fact Sheet
Statistics on the prevalence and incidence of HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections, and discussion of knowledge and behaviors related to HIV transmission. [PDF, 262K]
Global Fund Country Programs
Discussion of the national epidemic and description of HIV/AIDS projects supported by the Global Fund, including funding details, planned activities, and expected results.
World Bank Country Brief
An overview of HIV in specific countries, including common risk factors, key challenges to HIV prevention and both national and World Bank responses. February 2009. [PDF, 116K]
USAID HIV/AIDS Country Profile
A description of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in selected countries, the national response, and USAID programs and support. [PDF, 155K]
Health and Development Profiles
CIA World Factbook
Extensive data over a range of fields, including geography, population, government, the economy, the military, and communications.
Population Reference Bureau Country Profile
Key demographic, health, and development indicators, selected reports and articles, and links.
UNICEF Country Tables
Statistics in the areas of population, mortality, general and reproductive health, and education.
WHO Country Profile
Links to tables containing general health indicators, country profiles on specific diseases, and selected health-related documents. Also in Spanish and French.
World Bank Country Development Gateway
The project aims to promote socioeconomic development by facilitating the sharing of knowledge and resources.
Policy Reports and Papers
20 Years of HIV in Bangladesh: Experiences and Way Forward
Tasnim Azim, Sharful Islam Khan, Quamrun Nahar, et al. The World Bank, UNAIDS, December 2009. [PDF, 4MB]
Rapid Situation Assessment of Drugs and HIV in Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal and Sri Lanka
UNODC South Asia. 2008. [PDF, 1.5MB]
Review of Existing and Emerging Patterns of Sex Work in Bangladesh in the Context of HIV/AIDS
Sadhana Rout, Sanghamitra Iyengar, UNAIDS. January 2008. [PDF, 628K]
Bangladesh ARH Focused Community Assessment Final Report
Bangladesh Center for Communication Programs, November 2006. [PDF, 657K]
AIDS In South Asia: Understanding and Responding to a Heterogeneous Epidemic
Moses S, Blanchard JF, Kang H, et al, World Bank, August 2006. [PDF, 1.4]
Commitment for Action: Assessing Leadership for Confronting the HIV/AIDS Epidemic Across Asia-- Focus on Bangladesh
Halida Hanum Akhter. POLICY Project, January 2005. [PDF, 407K]
Female Sex Worker HIV Prevention Projects: Lessons Learnt from Papua New Guinea, India and Bangladesh
UNAIDS Best Practice Collection, November 2000. [PDF, 921K]
Journal Articles
A situation update on HIV epidemics among people who inject drugs and national responses in South-East Asia Region.
Sharma M, Oppenheimer E, Saidel T, Loo V, Garg R. AIDS. 2009 Jul 17;23(11):1405-13.
Prevalence of infections, HIV risk behaviors and factors associated with HIV infection among male injecting drug users attending a needle/syringe exchange program in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Azim T, Chowdhury EI, Reza M, et al. Subst Use Misuse. 2008 Dec;43(14):2124-44.
Surveys and Assessments
Bangladesh Demographic and Health Survey 2007
National Institute of Population Research and Training (NIPORT), Mitra and Associates, Macro International. March 2009. [PDF, 2.5MB]
National Organizations
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh.
Community Health Rehabilitation and Education and Awareness
A Bangladesh-based advocacy and educational organization working on health issues.
International Organizations
AIDS International Training and Research Program (AITRP)
Trains scientists to address the global HIV/AIDS and related tuberculosis epidemic through research. A program of the Fogarty International Center and National Institutes of Health.
Engender Health
Provides technical assistance, training, and information on reproductive health in areas lacking resources. Site features country fact sheet and related news releases.
Family Health International (FHI)
Bangladesh program overview. Includes a description of activities and links to many HIV/AIDS-related reports.
Harvard School of Public Health Global Research Program
Lists current Harvard research programs by country.
USAID Global Health Response Plan
A description of USAID's strategies and activities aimed at lowering HIV prevalence in selected countries.