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Health: HIV and AIDS: Bangladesh
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Bangladesh is a small country bordered by India, Mynamar, and the Bay of Bengal, with an overwhelming population of 146,736,000 (UNAIDS 2005). It is a socially conservative country where the majority of the population are practicing Muslims. This entry discusses the context of HIV/AIDS and women in Bangladesh.

Bangladesh is at a real crossroads in terms of HIV/AIDS. While the percentage of HIV/AIDS reported cases is very low, in a country of almost 150 million people, even a small percentage of the population infected with the virus translate…

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Brathwaite, Amy, “Health: HIV and AIDS: Bangladesh”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 01 October 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0172a>
First published online: 2009

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