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Research Article

Risky Sexual Behaviors and HIV Vulnerability of Male Migrant Workers in Rajshahi City, Bangladesh

Nazrul Islam Mondal1*, Nazrul Hoque2, Rocky Khan Chowdhury1, SabihaYasmin Moni3, Jeffrey Howard2 and Shahidur Rahman Choudhury4

1Department of Population Science and Human Resource Development, University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh

2Department of Demography, Institute for Demographic and Socioeconomic Research, University of Texas at San Antonio, 501 West Cesar E. Chavez Blvd, San Antonio, Texas 78207-4415, USA

3Department Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Rajshahi Medical College, Rajshahi, Bangladesh

4Department of Social Work, University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh

*Corresponding Author:
Nazrul Islam Mondal
Department of Population Science and Human Resource Development
University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh
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Received date: March 18, 2014; Accepted date: May 26, 2014; Published date: May 30, 2014

Citation: Mondal NI, Hoque N, Chowdhury RK, Moni SY, Howard J, et al. (2014) Risky Sexual Behaviors and HIV Vulnerability of Male Migrant Workers in Rajshahi City, Bangladesh. Epidemiol 4:160. doi:10.4172/2161-1165.1000160

Copyright: © 2014 Mondal NI, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)/acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) presents a serious healthcare threat to young individuals in Bangladesh and worldwide. This study aimed at to explore the risky sexual behaviors and HIV vulnerability of male migrant workers in Rajshahi City, Bangladesh.

Data and necessary information were collected from a random sample of 200 male migrant workers living in Rajshahi City, Bangladesh. To analyze the data, both bivariate and multivariate analyses were used as the statistical tools.

The results confirmed that migrant workers are more likely to be engaged in risky sexual relationships which increased the risk of HIV infection. The determinants, educational status, watching adult movies or pornographic materials, smoking habit and taking illegal drugs have shown significant effects on the likelihood of engaging in risky sexual behaviors. The respondents know that HIV/AIDS causes sure deaths. It does significantly reduce the likelihood of engaging in risky sexual behaviors and it does not completely mediate the effects of viewing pornographic materials, smoking, consuming illegal drugs and being illiterate.

The hypothesis supports that the migrant workers are more engaged in risky sexual behaviors. More research is needed in this area. There is an urgent need for a comprehensive program to prevent the migrant workers from risky sexual behaviors as well as HIV infections.