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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 7, Issue:6, June, 2018

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(6): 1774-1779

Seroprevalence of HIV among General Population Attending at a Tertiary Care Hospital in Udaipur, Rajasthan, India
Anshu Sharma and Neelam Chauhan*
Department of Microbiology, R.N.T. Medical College, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India
*Corresponding author

The first documented HIV infection was among sex worker in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, in 1986. And now India has the greatest number of HIV infections in Asia and the second highest total number of infected persons globally. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of HIV/AIDS among general population in Udaipur zone and also determine sex ratio and age group in which HIV infection is more. A hospital based observational study was conducted on data of samples received from feburary 2016 to September 2016. Testing and reporting was done according to algorithm for HIV testing strategy III adopted by NACO. This is observational study to know the seroprevalence of HIV among patients in a tertiary care hospital. This is a study included 5410 patients who attended ICTC centre of M.B. govt. hospital from February 2016 to September 2016. A total of 5410 patients were tested and out of which 500 were seropositive for HIV, with a prevalence rate of 9.24 %. Out of these 500 cases 316 were males(63.20%), 182were female (36.40%) and 2 were TS/TG (0.4%).Out of 500 samples, 205 (41%) belong to age group 35-49 years followed by 154 (30.80%) belong to age group 25-34 years. In this study, prevalence of HIV in participants was 9.24%%, therefore much more attention needs to be paid to the health of general people.

Keywords: AIDS, HIV Prevalence, ICTC, Tertiary Care Hospital

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Anshu Sharma and Neelam Chauhan. 2018. Seroprevalence of HIV among General Population Attending at a Tertiary Care Hospital in Udaipur, Rajasthan, India.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(6): 1774-1779. doi:
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