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Y. Valentina1 and Johan Pandian2
1Department of Microbiology, Mahatma Gandhi Medical College & Research Institute, Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth, Deemed-to-be University, Pondicherry – 607 402, India.
2Department of Pharmacology, Mahatma Gandhi Medical College & Research Institute, Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth, Deemed-to-be University, Pondicherry – 607 402, India.
J Pure Appl Microbiol. 2022;16(1):696-699 | Article Number: 6443
https://doi.org/10.22207/JPAM.16.1.71 | © The Author(s). 2022
Received: 04/06/2021 | Accepted: 20/01/2022 | Published online: 25/02/2022
Issue online: March 2022
Abstract

Purpose of the study: To estimate the prevalence of HIV 1 and HIV 2 infection in patients attending the tertiary care setup. Routine screening for HIV infection of 10000 samples were carried out between July 2017-June 2018. All patients were given a pre-test counselling and filled up the Consent form provided by NACO. The samples were subjected to the NACO provided Comb Aids RS Advantage kit and all positives were tested using 2 other kits Meriscreen HIV 1-2 and Tridot Test for differentiation. The data thus obtained were charted in Excel and the prevalence were determined. A Post-test counselling was given for all patients and the results were disclosed following the protocol provided by NACO. Of the 10000 samples, 82 (0.82%) samples were reactive for HIV. In the 82 reactive samples, 78 (95.12%) samples were reactive for HIV- 1 antibodies and 4 (4.8%) samples were reactive for HIV-2 antibodies. Among the 82 reactive clients, 53 clients were male and 29 clients were female.

Keywords

HIV-2, HIV-1, ICTC

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