Journal of
AIDS and HIV Research

  • Abbreviation: J. AIDS HIV Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2359
  • DOI: 10.5897/JAHR
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 283

Full Length Research Paper

Profiles of attendees in integrated counseling and testing centre at Maharani Hospital, Government Medical College, Bastar (Chhattisgarh), India

T Sinha
  • T Sinha
  • Department of Community Medicine GMC Jagdalpur (CG), Pin 494001, India.
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A. K. Bansal
  • A. K. Bansal
  • Department of Community Medicine GMC Jagdalpur (CG), Pin 494001, India.
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R. S. Mohan
  • R. S. Mohan
  • Department of Community Medicine GMC Jagdalpur (CG), Pin 494001, India.
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H. B. Rathi
  • H. B. Rathi
  • Department of Community Medicine GMC Jagdalpur (CG), Pin 494001, India.
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P. K. Shrivastava
  • P. K. Shrivastava
  • Department of Community Medicine GMC Jagdalpur (CG), Pin 494001, India.
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Q. H. Khan
  • Q. H. Khan
  • Department of Community Medicine GMC Jagdalpur (CG), Pin 494001, India.
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V. K. S. Chauhan
  • V. K. S. Chauhan
  • Department of Community Medicine GMC Jagdalpur (CG), Pin 494001, India.
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S. Tiwari
  • S. Tiwari
  • Department of Community Medicine GMC Jagdalpur (CG), Pin 494001, India.
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  •  Accepted: 07 March 2013
  •  Published: 30 April 2013

Abstract

This study aims to study the socio demographic profile and risk behaviour of sero-positive attendees of Integrated Counseling Testing Centre (ICTC). The study design used was retrospective study setting on ICTC in the out-patient complex of G.M.C., Jagdalpur. Record of all 1706 attendees of ICTC in the year 2008 and the data of attendees in the years 2007 and 2009 were included in the study to access the time trend of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Variables used were age, sex, marital status, educational status, occupation, place of residence and pattern of risk behaviour in relation to HIV/AIDS. Analysis was done by standard statistical method using proportion, chi-square test and other statistical test. Upon analysis of the collected data, it was found out that sero- positivity among males was significantly high in comparison to the females. The percentage of both males and females attendees and their respective sero-positivity was the highest in the 15 to 49 age group. Of the sero-positive subjects, 84.13% were married. Furthermore, 95.22% were either illiterate or had completed studies up to higher secondary school. Majority of the sero-positive lived in urban areas. More than 50% sero-positive held professions like driver, labour or entrepreneur, and 26.98% sero-positives were housewives. Heterosexuality was the most known cause of transmission. Sero-positivity among attendees at ICTC was in increasing order which needs greater attention including the Independent Ethics Committee (IEC) in this tribal heartland of the country.

 

Key words: Integrated Counseling Testing Centre (ICTC), seropositivity, homosexual.