Regional prevalence of HIV among antenatal patients
Objective: This study was done to determine the changing trends in the prevalence of HIV in antenatal patients. Methodology: The data was collected for a period of 10 years from January 2007 to December 2016. All pregnant patients attending ANC clinic and getting admitted in labour room were counselled for HIV testing. Data is analysed and prevalence trend of HIV in antenatal patients is determined. Results: The number of patients counselled for HIV testing has increased from 46.42% in 2007 to 100% for the past 2 years. The trend of HIV prevalence appears to be continuously declining among ANC clinic attendees from 2007 to 2016. Conclusion: This study reflects the national trends. Prevalence shows decline in recent years although fluctuations are seen.