Trends of HIV/AIDS Epidemic and Awareness Levels in Bangladesh
International Journal on Data Science and Technology
Volume 3, Issue 6, November 2017, Pages: 56-65
Received: Sep. 26, 2017; Accepted: Oct. 27, 2017; Published: Dec. 5, 2017
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Omar Faruk, Department of Statistics, Noakhali Science and Technology University, Noakhali, Bangladesh
Najma Begum, Department of Statistics, Noakhali Science and Technology University, Noakhali, Bangladesh
Shohel Rana, Department of Statistics, Noakhali Science and Technology University, Noakhali, Bangladesh
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Abstract
This paper observes the level and trends of HIV/AIDS epidemic and its awareness in Bangladesh. The HIV/AIDS prevalence rate in Bangladesh is 0.01% and in compared to other neighboring countries Bangladesh has least prevalence. The trend of HIV/AIDS prevalence in Bangladesh is increasing. The highest prevalence rate is found in Nepal and its trend is found decreasing over the years. The trend of number of death due to AIDS in Bangladesh is increasing. The estimated number of death due to AIDS in Bangladesh is 68in 2001 which is gradually increasing and in 2015 it stands at 868. The highest number of death due to AIDS is found in Pakistan and its trend is also increasing. The theoretical trend of HIV/AIDS prevalence in Bangladesh forecast that the prevalence rate will be 0.021%in 2020. The trend of HIV/AIDS awareness level in Bangladesh is found to be increasing over the year. The awareness level in Bangladesh is about 80% in 2014 among which male are 90% and female are 70%. Finally, from the result of the present study it can be conclude that with the increase of the awareness level the number of new HIV infection in Bangladesh tends to decrease.
Keywords
HIV, AIDS, Prevalence, HIV Infection, Awareness
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Omar Faruk, Najma Begum, Shohel Rana, Trends of HIV/AIDS Epidemic and Awareness Levels in Bangladesh, International Journal on Data Science and Technology. Vol. 3, No. 6, 2017, pp. 56-65. doi: 10.11648/j.ijdst.20170306.11
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