AIDS, adolescents and preventive education





Mr. Anirudha Alam was born in Rangpur ( not Gaibandha) in Bangladesh, 30 September 1972. His father was a famous social worker Mr. Abu Alam. Mr. Anirudha Alam has written many articles, essays, biographies, novels, stories, poems, rhymes etc. which has been published in the most prominent national and international newspapers. He has written about fifty books in several social issue of Bangladesh, his some famous books are Tomader Janeya Bangla Banan, Robot Omnibus, Akash Kusum, Pinpray, Orion. He was awarded by Rainbow Nari O Shishu Kallyan Foundation for his best research feature of HIV/AIDS on 2006. This research feature is “Gender Awareness, Stepping Stone to HIV Prevention”




















Gender Knowledge Would Prevent HIV/AIDS

Women Empowerment, Cornerstone of HIV Prevention

Risky Behaviors Fuels AIDS Epidemic in Low Prevalence Country

AIDS ingesting - a major health issue of Adolescents

Teens and Risky Behavior

HIV/AIDS – A Challenge for Women in Bangladesh

Helping Adolescents to Become Sexually Responsible Adults

Stamping out Gender Discrimination to Prevent HIV/AIDS

Community based strategic plan to curb spread of HIV/AIDS

Education as a Vehicle for Combating HIV/AIDS

AIDS, adolescents and preventive education

Building Life Skill through Reproductive Health Literacy -Reduces Vulnerability to HIV/AIDS

HIV/AIDS Prevention through- Qualitative Adolescent Reproductive Health Literacy

Gender Equality, Beacon of Hope for AIDS Prevention

AIDS is now becoming a crucial problem in many countries. AIDS endemic is already having destroyed social and economical system in some African regions. As of 2006, more than 39.5 million people are currently living with HIV, this figure includes the estimated 4.3 million adults and children who were newly infected with HIV in 2006, and 2.9 million have died of AIDS in this year. And the UNAIDS estimated 8.6 million people were living with HIV/AIDS in Asia in 2006.

The AIDS epidemics in Asian countries have been intensely influenced by gender discrimination and the frequent practice of men visiting sex workers. Since sexual appearance for females is usually more limited than for males, the small population of commercial sex workers (CSWs) has meet a large numbers of visitors, and consequently high rates of other sexually transmitted infections (STIs), which increase HIV transmission. Therefore, most pandemic initiate with rapid prevalence increases in commercial sex workers and their clients or visitors. Bangladesh consist most traditional background that gender discrimination is common feature, gender-insensitive country in the world. Gender insensitivity and the low social and economic status of girls and women often make it difficult for them to say no to unsafe, often forced, sex.

Adolescents have more opportunities to be misguided due to their peer pressure and involved in danger for having inadequate knowledge as to safe reproductive health or gender education. So we should renovate the scopes where available for the adolescents that they can learn about reproductive health care through formal or informal way. Such as Community Learning Center (CLC). In this regard, teachers or facilitator having more friendly behavior may play an important and essential role coming in close contact with the learners as a whole. They may arrange peer group session regularly under the respective course program. Initiating various kinds of cultural and entertainment oriented events in the session-place may add extra attraction stimulating learners’ interest in HIV/AIDS Prevention Program. If we fail to take necessary and timely initiatives comprehensively for ensuring qualitative adolescents reproductive health literacy HIV/AIDS prevalence will be climbing higher into new population rapidly in the vulnerable parts of the world.

As mentioned by AIDS researcher Mohammad Khairul Alam, “Lack of knowledge may be creating most problems for Bangladesh of HIV/AIDS epidemic in future. While knowledge of HIV is nearly universal among sex workers and their clients, it is extremely low among the general population. A survey by Rainbow Nari O Shishu Kallyan Foundation of 300 married women in 5 Districts (north-east, rural remote areas in Bangladesh) showed that only one in eight women heard of AIDS and even then with a very poor knowledge of its transmission and prevention.

Gender and qualitative reproductive health literacy comes in to bring about positive attitude among the adolescents to prevent HIV/AIDS. Simultaneously a promising and profound perception is engendered through out their inner beings to practice general health care regularly. As a result they will not be affected easily by superstitions and ill believes. They can help other people to combat such kind of social problems as well. Early marriage, dowry, polygamy and so on create various kinds of social ailment which gives rise to sexual wantonness. The adolescents may be involved to foil the spread of social deterioration promoted by early marriage, dowry and polygamy. They may create awareness working door to door and arranging courtyard meeting on the importance of reproductive health literacy.

By the way, the community based gender and reproductive health campaign can be strengthened with the help of collective effort of local adolescents. In addition, we found in Bangladesh, all circumstances are favoring that make to easily pandemic of HIV/AIDS. These high risk factors would continue to make HIV/AIDS as significant challenge to development. There is obviously a need for more effective gender training, reproductive health education and prevention programmes, up-to-date health facilities, larger numbers of trained health care workers and inventive development projects to put pre-protection societies of HIV/AIDS. This integrated endeavor has far-reaching sustainable impact to lessen the vulnerability related to HIV/AIDS calamity communitywise.


HIV/AIDS in Bangladesh, HIV/AIDS in South Asia, Gender discrimination, Residence Sex Workers, Floating Sex Workers, Street Sex Worker, Brothel Sex Worker, Trafficking in Bangladesh, HIV/AIDS Education, HIV/AIDS Training, Street Children, Street Girls, Teens and Risky Behavior, HIV/AIDS Epidemic, AIDS Vulnerable groups, Intravenous injection drug user, Sexual Transmitted Diseases, Sexual Track Infection, HIV/AIDS information for all, pre marital sex, ex marital sex, consensual sex, comfort women

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