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Tuberculosis TB is a major public health problem in developing countries like Bangladesh. It was a cross-sectional study with a sample size of FSWs. The knowledge on TB was measured by six different questions. Chi-square test and multinomial logistic regression model were used in this study to find the associated factors of lack of general knowledge on TB among FSWs. Out of FSWs, A large number of FSWs A remarkable number of FWSs Public health authorities should pay due attention and adopt policy for increasing the knowledge on TB among FSWs to reduce the incidence of TB in Bangladesh.
Subsequently, advocacy, communication for social mobilization program is very urgent. Tuberculosis TB is still a burning issue in developing countries like Bangladesh, where favorable environment is available for the spread of TB.
It was estimated in that the number of FSWs was 63 to 74 thousand in Bangladesh [ 2 ]. Usually, FSWs in Bangladesh trade sex in street, hotel, residence and brothel. Hotel and residence based FSWs entertained an average of 61 clients per week in Bangladesh [ 2 ].
There are few brothels in Bangladesh, and Rajshahi is one of the cities where there is no brothel. As sex trade is illegal outside of brothel in Bangladesh and it is strongly considered as antisocial activities, it is a great challenge for FSWs in this country to run their trade. They are frequently bound to change their identities including their names, addresses, cell phone numbers etc. It was reported that the number of hotel and residence based FSWs in Rajshahi city was Most of the sex trading places are unhygienic and favorable environment for TB.
Besides, the street is comparatively a more vulnerable place for TB bacteria, and most of their clients are transport workers and rickshaw pullers [ 3 ]. Rajshahi is one of the biggest cities in Bangladesh, situated at the western border of Bangladesh, separated from India by a branch of Ganges River Padma branch. However, some studies have been conducted on TB with other populations such as, community people and key public [ 7 , 8 ], TB patients [ 9 , 10 ] and school students [ 11 , 12 ].