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Indian Journal of Mednodent and Allied Sciences
Year : 2013, Volume : 1, Issue : 1to3
First page : ( 6) Last page : ( 10)
Print ISSN : 2347-6192. Online ISSN : 2347-6206.

Antenatal HIV Testing for Prevalence in the Remote District of Rural Andhra Pradesh and Treatment Prophylaxis with Nevirapine

Rao Ravuri Prabhakar1,*, Reddy TD Varun Kumar2,**, Babu N. Kalyan3,***

1Professor and Head, Department of Medicine, Santhiram Medical College, Nandyal, Andhra Pradesh

2Post Graduate Student, Department of General Medicine, Santhiram Medical College, Nandyal, Andhra Pradesh

3Post Graduate Student, Department of General Medicine, Katuri Medical College, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India

Corresponding author email id: *sphurthiom@yahoo.com

**drvkr1234@gmail.com

***varunkumarreddy_1983@yahoo.co.in

Online published on 14 November, 2013.

Abstract

This study was carried out from January 2006 to December 2008 in the rural district of Andhra Pradesh, India. It included counselling and spreading of awareness encouraging voluntary Human Immunovirus testing in antenatal cases and starting prophylactic treatment of seropositive cases with nevirapine for safe deliveries and for preventing the mother to child transmission with distinct improvement effectively.

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Keywords

HIV-Human Immunodeficiency Virus, NACO-National AIDS Control Organisation, ART-Anti Retroviral Therapy, ANC-Ante Natal Care, IDU-Injection Drug Users, MSM-Men who have Sex with Menz.

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