Published: Wednesday 15 January 1997

The AIDS management programme in Bangladesh should have a four-pronged methodology, according to the UN body on AIDS (UNAIDS). With the situation becoming more alarming, UNAIDS has suggested that a national AIDS policy be framed followed by a national AIDS awareness programme. The third step will require the ministry of health and family welfare to administer a country-wide AIDS treating mechanism and finally, to ensure the supply of safe blood, a blood-safety programme has to be set up and implemented at the earliest.

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