Injecting drug users in Bangladesh: Prevalence of syphilis, hepatitis, HIV and HIV subtypes

Taznim Azim, Jozef Bogaerts, David L. Yirrell, Akhil C. Banerjea, Mohammed S. Sarker, Giasuddin Ahmed, Mian M.M. Amin, Abu S.M.M. Rahman, Abu M.Z. Hussain

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Abstract

Injecting drug users (IDU) were enrolled from two detoxification clinics and two needle/syringe exchange programmes (NEP) in central and northwest Bangladesh. Syphilis, hepatitis C and HIV rates were highest in IDU from the NEP of central Bangladesh (23, 66.5 and 1.4%, respectively), whereas current hepatitis B infection rates were highest in IDU from the NEP of northwest Bangladesh (12%). Five HIV strains were subtype C and one E/B. The 32 base pair (bp) deletion of the CCR5 gene was not detected.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)121-123
Number of pages3
JournalAIDS
Volume16
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 4 2002
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Immunology
  • Infectious Diseases

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