Seroprevalence of HIV in pregnant women in tertiary care hospital Kota, India

Suman Bala


Background: As HIV infection in women occur primarily during reproductive years hence incidence of HIV infection specially in sexually active women is most sensitive marker to track course of HIV epidemics. It is easy to measure prevalence in pregnant women. This study was done to determine the seroprevalence of HIV in pregnant women in Medical College, Kota, India.

Methods: The study was conducted over the year January2016 to April 2017 and included women either attending ANC or unbooked and referred cases came for delivery.

Results: Only 5 out of 15250 ANC were found positive while total 13 cases were positive including unbooked and referred cases. Majority of women53.84% were in age group24-29 years and 61.54% were primigravida and 38.46% were multigravida. Seroprevalence of HIV infection was only 0.00055% in my study during 16months period.

Conclusions: Appropriate antenatal screening, interventions during pregnancy, delivery and breastfeeding will bring down the mother to child transmission of HIV.


HIV, Pregnant women, Seroprevalence

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