21 percent of AIDS patients in Bangladesh are women

According to statistics, HIV / AIDS has been newly detected in 658 people in the country. Of these, 76 percent are males, 21 percent are females and 3 percent are of the third sex, reports BSS.

Surprisingly, the number of newlyweds is higher than the number of married people. Their proportion is 70.6 percent. The rate of unmarried people is 23.16 percent. In addition, the number of HIV-positive people in the country is more than 14 thousand. On the other hand, 124 Rohingyas are HIV positive.

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Line Director of the Department of Health. Md. Samiul Islam said that from November 2019 to November 2020, 13,32,589 people tested for HIV / AIDS in one year. Of these, 658 have been newly identified. Of which 6 percent are males, 21 percent are females and 3 percent are the third gender. 124 Rohingyas.

In addition, 70.6 percent of the newly identified are married and 23.16 percent are unmarried. 141 people died during this time. A total of 1383 people have died from this disease.

He said most of the newly identified victims have been identified in the Dhaka division. 218 people have been identified in this section. Besides, 127 people have been identified in the Chittagong division, 84 in Khulna, 45 in Sylhet, 28 in Barisal, 27 in Rajshahi, and 15 in Mymensingh and Rangpur divisions.

The age analysis also showed that 12.24 percent were above 50 years of age, 74.20 percent were between 25 and 49 years of age, 8.85 percent were between 19 and 24 years of age and 2.07 percent were between 10 and 18 years of age.

According to sources, the HIV / AIDS infection rate among the general population is below 0.01 percent. And this has been possible only because of various effective measures taken by the present government.

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