Bangladesh Undergoes National HIV Surveillance After Three-Year Gap
January 20, 2011
Bangladesh recently launched nationwide HIV surveillance blood-testing "after a gap of more than three years," bdnews24.com reports. "Experts say the delay could see a jump in HIV cases and further complicate the already ineffective prevention campaign," the news service writes. Blood samples from about 13,000 people, including sex workers, men who have sex with men, injecting drug users and others will be tested for HIV (Hasib, 1/19).
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