Two middle-aged Rohingya women have been diagnosed with HIV at the Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox's Bazar.
Chittagong Medical College Hospital (CMCH) Director Brig Gen Jalal Uddin Ahmed confirmed the matter on Monday. He said the two women – one aged 55 and the other 50 – were sent to CMCH on Sunday evening from Ukhiya upazila.
A team of the international humanitarian non-governmental organisation, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) – who were working at the camp – detected the presence of HIV in the two after screening their blood samples, Jalal Uddin said.
“The two HIV patients, who are from Maungdaw area of Myanmar's Rakhine state, are now being treated at our hospital,” he added.