International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 4, Issue 10, Part C (2018)
Seropositivity of pregnant women against HIV, HBs Ag, HCV and syphilis attending antenatal clinic in tertiary care hospital in Mumbai
Present study was conducted for two years in Nair Hospital, Mumbai to analyze sero-evidence and co-infection if present with respect to antibodies to HIV1 and 2, Surface antigen to HBV, Antibodies to HCV and non-treponemal antibodies for syphilis. 2825 serum samples of pregnant women attending ANC of Nair Hospital was selected to detect the antibodies to HIV1 and 2 and 4% cases were found HIV positive. Further 230 serum samples from total cases were tested for hepatitis B surface antigen. Of these 230 cases, 100 cases were positive for HIV antibodies. From total cases, 1000 samples were screened for detection of antibodies for HCV and syphilis. Study showed incidence of HIV, HBV and HCV as 4%, 2.2% and 0.1% respectively. Co-infection of HIV and HBV, Syphilis and HBV was found to be 0.4%, while no co-infection was observed for HIV and HCV, HBV and HCV and Syphilis and HCV. To stop the vertical transmission of these infection, there is a need to continuously screen the serum of pregnant women at ANC.
How to cite this article:
Meghana R Tendolkar, Shagufta N Kaskar, Praveen Mishra, Shashikant P Vaidya, Subhash A Angadi, Geeta V Koppikar. Seropositivity of pregnant women against HIV, HBs Ag, HCV and syphilis attending antenatal clinic in tertiary care hospital in Mumbai. Int J Appl Res 2018;4(10):146-149.