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International Journal of Recent Trends in Science and Technology, ISSN 2277-2812 E-ISSN: 2249-8109

Volume 15, Issue 1, May 2015 pp 23-24

Research Article

The study of seroprevalence of HIV in pregnant women from rural area

Lamture Alka

Professor, Department of Microbiology, MIMSR Medical College, Latur-413531, Maharashtra, INDIA.

The present study is six years retrospective analysis (2008-2013) to find out the seroprevalence of HIV in pregnant women in a tertiary care hospital in rural area of Latur, Maharashtra. A total of 9763 pregnant women were screened for HIV as per the NACO (National AIDS Control Organization) guidelines out of which 22 (0.22%) were found positive for HIV. Highest number of HIV positive cases (nine) was found in the year 2008 and only one case was found positive in the year 2013. A significant decline from 0.38% in 2008 to 0.09% in 2013 was observed in last 6 years. These results indicate that there is an overall decline in HIV prevalence rate in ANC attendees.