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Objective: The main objective of this studyis to evaluate the prevalence of HIV infection among the clients attendingICTC, Gauhati Medical College & Hospital, Guwahati, for a period of sevenyears, i.e., from April 2008 to March 2015. Material & Method: A total of40,983 clients attended ICTC, Gauhati Medical College & Hospital from theyear 2008 to 2015. Serum samples were collected after taking informed consentand pre-test counseling. In India for all ICTCs, NACO National AIDS ControlOrganization, a national guidelines has been followed for HIV testing,reporting and release of results with post test counseling. Results: Of thetotal 40,983 clients tested for HIV infection, 1919 4.68% were found to beHIV seropositive. Seropositivity was higher in male clients i.e. 1314 68.47%than female i.e. 604 31.47% followed by transgender TG, i.e., 1 0.0005%.Heterosexual route of transmission was the major route seen in 1666 clients86.81%. Maximum HIV seropositivity was in the age group of 45 - 49 years43.62%. Conclusion: HIV prevalence of 4.68 % among the clients attendingICTC, Gauhati Medical College & Hospital, Guwahati, puts the spotlight onthe HIV burden in this part of the country and suggests the need for thescaling up of focused prevention efforts in high-risk groups.

KEYWORDS

Northeast India, HIV, ICTC, Transgender

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Hazarika, N. , Alam, S. , Sarmah, A. and Bhagawati, A. 2016 A Retrospective Study on the Prevalence of HIV among Patients Attending a Tertiary Care Hospital of Northeast India. World Journal of AIDS, 6, 65-73. doi: 10.4236-wja.2016.62010.





Autor: Naba Kumar Hazarika1, Syed Tanwir Alam2, Arunjyoti Sarmah3, Arnabjyoti Bhagawati4

Fuente: http://www.scirp.org/



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