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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 5, Issue:6, June, 2016

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2016.5(6): 384391

Profile of HIV Positive Clients Attending an Integrated Counselling and Testing Centre of a Tertiary care Hospital in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India
Sanjiv Ahuja1*, Anita Pandey1, Renu Vishkarma2 and Molly Madan1
1Department of Microbiology Subharti Medical College, Meerut-250005, India
2ICTC, Chhatrapati Shivaji Subharti Hospital Meerut-250005, India
*Corresponding author

HIV/AIDS has turned out into global pandemic. Integrated Counselling and Testing Centres (ICTC) are entry points for a wide range of intervention in HIV prevention and care. To assess socio-demographic profiles, sero-positivity and risk behaviour pattern of clients attending ICTC. ICTC attached to Department of  Microbiology, Subharti Medical College, Meerut. A retrospective studywas conducted among clients who visited ICTC either by self-initiative or referred by a doctor or non- governmental organization (NGO) from January 2012 to December 2014. Chi square test and Z- proportion test. Overall prevalence of HIV positivity was 1.12% of the clients attending an ICTC. A total of 81.08% males and 83.69% females who were seropositive were in the age group of 15-49years. A total of 88.04% of females were housewives, 31.08% males were having business, 72.15% were married and 66.77% were from rural areas. Hetero- sexual route was the most common route of transmission in 78.16% clients. Best antidote for HIV/AIDS remains increased awareness and adaptation of safe behavioural practices. Therefore, epidemiological studies should be carried out to find out behavioural, social and demographic factors which help in interruption and control of disease.

Keywords: Integrated Counselling and Testing Centre (ICTC), clients, HIV sero-positivity, HIV/AIDS.

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Sanjiv Ahuja, Anita Pandey, Renu Vishkarma and Molly Madan. 2016. Profile of HIV Positive Clients Attending an Integrated Counselling and Testing Centre of a Tertiary care Hospital in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 5(6): 384391. doi:
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