HIV Alert In Rohingya Camps, Cox’s Bazaar

HIV is a short form of human immunodeficiency virus. AIDS-like epidemic spreads from HIV infection to the developed countries of the world in 1981. Since 1985, Bangladesh is aware of this disease.

Due to government patronage, religious and social values and public awareness by programs organized by the Department of Health this disease was well controlled.

At present, the number of patients infected with HIV in Bangladesh is 13 thousands. By the government officials, the number of people in the country is 1 percent of the population, as a figure which is over 16 million.

But there is a serious danger to AIDS in Rohingya camp in Cox’s Bazar right now. More than 260 AIDS patients have been identified among Rohingya who come to Bangladesh from Myanmar.

According to the World Health Organization rules, HIV testing can not be done without the permission of the person. So it is not possible to check all the virus detection among the Rohingyas – This is what the concerned officials have told.

According to public health experts, if Rohingyas continue to be infected, HIV transmission can be very serious. One thing that everyone needs to know is that AIDS is not immediately available with HIV infection but once the HIV virus has entered the body in some way, it can not be completely removed.

In that case, there is no effective cell to prevent any other disease due to HIV and in the body other diseases spread with various symptoms.

HIV can not be completely removed. Rather, the patient can be saved for a few more years by medical treatment. With the help of traditional treatments of AIDS, Antiretroviral therapy, keeping the control of the body, it is possible to keep the infected patients an average of more than 25 years.

It is expected that in the coming days, AIDS will play a special role in reducing side-effects
antiretroviral therapy.

Everyone who is involved in the eradication of AIDS, believes that by 2030, maybe it is not possible to completely eradicate AIDS but It is possible to prevent infection.

Very few teenagers and young people in our south Asian countries (like Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan) are aware of HIV.

As far as the AIDS vaccine has not been discovered and the treatment is very expensive, So the only way to avoid it is to know the exact information about AIDS and be conscious accordingly and lead a healthy life. [Ishrat Jahan, M.B.B.S (Final year) Member of International AIDS Society.]

प्रकाशित मिति: आइतवार, चैत्र २४, २०७५ /Sunday, April 7th, 2019, 1:53 pm