High HIV Prevalence Among Low Income and Laborers in the District of Purba Medinipur, West Bengal, India

Authors

  • DK Biswas District Purba Medinipur, West Bengal,
  • R Bhunia Field Epidemiology Training Programme, National Institute of Epidemiology, Chennai, India and District Tuberculosis Officer, District Hooghly, West Bengal,
  • A Mishra District Purba Medinipur, West Bengal,

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/saarctb.v9i2.7970

Keywords:

Human Immunodeficiency Virus, Heterosexual, Purba Medinipur

Abstract

Introduction: There were limited data of “People Living with HIV/AIDS” (PLHA). The data of PLHA were  analyzed in time, place and person and socio-economic status and recommended for prevention of HIV  infection. Objective of study were to describe the PLHAs in term of time, place and person distribution  and their socio-demographic status, to detect the mode of transmission of HIV and to recommend for  prevention of spread HIV infection and social security.

Methodology: The information about socio-demographic status and exposure history of PLHAs since  2010 was collected. Data were analyzed by using Epi-info software.

Results: Among 329 PLHAs, 165 (50%) were men and 42 (13%) were children <14 years and they  acquired HIV through blood transfusion 26 (62%). A maximum 276 (84%) PLHAs were age group 15 -  45 years. Out of 25 Community Block in district, maximum PLHAs were distributed at Tamluk Block 56  (17%) followed by Paskura 43 (13%). Of PLHAs, 246 (75%) had family income rupees <2000.00 per  month and 138 (38%) of them were laborer and 85 (26%) home maker (house-wife). Highest 289 (88%)  of PLHAs acquired HIV through heterosexual route.

Conclusion: Heterosexual transmission of HIV showed among low income and laborer. The counseling  for safe sex practice, employment people and social amenities were recommended.

SAARC Journal of Tuberculosis, Lung Diseases & HIV/AIDS; 2012; IX(2) 1-4

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3126/saarctb.v9i2.7970

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Published

2013-04-23

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Biswas, D., Bhunia, R., & Mishra, A. (2013). High HIV Prevalence Among Low Income and Laborers in the District of Purba Medinipur, West Bengal, India. SAARC Journal of Tuberculosis, Lung Diseases and HIV/AIDS, 9(2), 1–4. https://doi.org/10.3126/saarctb.v9i2.7970

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