Profile of the patients attending in ICTC, RIMS, RanchiAsha Kiran*, Manisha Kujur, Mithilesh Kumar, Haider S, Kashyap V and Sundaram S
Department of Community medicine, RIMS, Ranchi, Jharkhand, India
- *Corresponding Author:
- Asha Kiran
Department of Community medicine
Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences
Ranchi, Jharkhand, India
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Received date: March 03, 2015; Accepted date: April 03, 2015; Published date: April 07, 2015
Citation: Kiran A, Kujur M, Kumar M, Haider S, Kashyap V, et al. (2015) Profile of the Patients Attending in ICTC, RIMS, Ranchi. J Community Med Health Educ 5:341. doi: 10.4172/21610711.1000341
Copyright: © 2015 Kiran A, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Back ground: Jharkhand is a low prevalence state but it is being considered as highly vulnerable state with 7295 patients (as on Dec. 2010). Integrated Counseling & Testing Centre (ICTC) is an entry point to care & support services, which provides people with an opportunity to learn and accept their HIV serostatus in a confidential environment. Objective: To assess socio-demographic profiles, seropositivity and risk behavior pattern of client attending ICTC Rajendra Institute Of Medical Sciences, Ranchi, Jharkhand. Study design: cross-sectional observational study. Setting: Integrated Counseling & Testing Centre (ICTC) in microbiology department attached to RIMS, Ranchi. All the 1463 attendees attended the ICTC between January to March 2013 were included in the study. Study variable: Age, Sex, Marital-status, Level of education, Occupation, Residence, HIV sero-status and pattern of risk behavior in relation to HIV. Statistical Analysis: Proportions. Results: Out of 1463 ICTC attendees 6.9% were seropositive. 87.88% male and 85.71% female were seropositive belongs to the age group 15-49 yrs. 80.19% of HIV positives were married. 37.62% of HIV positives were illiterate. Among the male sero-positive 28.79% were drivers (truckers & local transport workers). 25.74% out of 101 seropositive belongs to Ranchi district in Jharkhand. 53.03% of HIV positive among male attendees were gave history of casual/non-commercial, non-regular partner.