Published: Monday 30 June 1997

The government of Bangladesh is soon likely to approve its national policy on combating HIV/AIDS. A core group led by the director general of health services reviewed the draft national AIDS policy while a select committee formed by the national AIDS committee scrutinised the draft before placing it to the government. Official sources added that the AIDS policy has been drafted on the basis of the universal declaration of human rights as being a standard policy for action in response to the growing incidence of HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted diseases in Bangladesh.

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