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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(1): 691-696
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.601.083


Prevalence of HIV Infection among Pregnant Women in a Tertiary Care Hospital Akola, India
Poonam C. Sayare*, Nitin A. Ambhore, Rupali S. Mantri and Rajesh P. Karyakarte
Department of Microbiology, Government Medical College, Akola-444005, Maharashtra, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

HIV infection in women occurs primarily during their reproductive years, pregnancy provides a opportunity for implementing HIV infection prevention strategies in women. Estimating the rate and trends of HIV seroprevalence among pregnant women provides essential information and monitors its spread within different parts of the country. This study was carried out to estimate the prevalence of HIV infection among pregnant women in tertiary care hospital at Akola. Retrospective hospital record based descriptive study, car­ried out in Department of Microbiology at Government Medical College, Akola from 2010 to December 2015.HIV antibodies were tested by the three rapid tests protocol as per the guidelines of the World Health Organization and the NACO. 8115 women were ready for counseling and HIV testing under ICTC. Overall, HIV-1 antibodies were detected in 36 out of 8115 of the subject, thus HIV prevalence rate was 0.44%.No pregnant female was found seroreactive for HIV-2 antibodies.  Majority of the HIV positive pregnant women (47.22.%) were in the age group of 25–29 years. Out of 36 HIV positive women, 61.11% HIV positive women were primigravida and 38.89% were multigravida. ICTC can provide comprehensive, family centered clinical and supportive services. Thus by estimating seroprevalnce in pregnancy the effective and timely intervention can be undertaken.


Keywords: HIV infection,Prevalence of HIV Infection,Pregnant Women.
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Poonam C. Sayare, Nitin A. Ambhore, Rupali S. Mantri, Rajesh P. Karyakarte. 2017. Prevalence of HIV Infection among Pregnant Women in a Tertiary Care Hospital Akola, India.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(1): 691-696. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.601.083