Indian Journal of Sexually Transmitted Diseases and AIDS
ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2014  |  Volume : 35  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 104--108

Status of prevention of parent to child transmission services among HIV-positive mothers from rural South India


Anbarasi Subramaniyan1, Sonali Sarkar2, Gautam Roy2, Subitha Lakshminarayanan2 
1 Medical Officer, Sathyamangalam CHC, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, JIPMER, Puducherry, India

Correspondence Address:
Sonali Sarkar
Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, JIPMER, Puducherry - 605 006
India

Background: Tamil Nadu comes under group I high-prevalence state, with <1% prevalence of HIV infection in ante-natal women but above 5% prevalence in high-risk group. One of the ways to control HIV/AIDS in India is through prevention of parent to child transmission (PPTCT), the success of which lies in the utilization of services. Materials and Methods: A descriptive qualitative study was conducted to explore the status of utilization of PPTCT services by rural HIV-positive mothers, in the Gingee Block of Villupuram district, Tamil Nadu. All the mothers who tested positive between June 2006 and May 2010 were interviewed in-depth using an interview guide. Results: There were 21 HIV-positive mothers during this period, 19 of whom gave consent for the study. Thirteen out of 19 mothers (68%) received Nevirapine prophylaxis, while 15 out of 20 infants born to these mothers (75%) received Nevirapine syrup. During the study period, it was found that 61% of the mothers were not compliant to antiretroviral therapy (ART). Conclusion: Poor access to the ART centers was reflected in majority of the cases (79%). There is a pressing need to improve access to quality PPTCT services especially during the intranatal period.


How to cite this article:
Subramaniyan A, Sarkar S, Roy G, Lakshminarayanan S. Status of prevention of parent to child transmission services among HIV-positive mothers from rural South India.Indian J Sex Transm Dis 2014;35:104-108


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Subramaniyan A, Sarkar S, Roy G, Lakshminarayanan S. Status of prevention of parent to child transmission services among HIV-positive mothers from rural South India. Indian J Sex Transm Dis [serial online] 2014 [cited 2020 Sep 22 ];35:104-108
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