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A STUDY ON SOCIO DEMOGRAPHIC PROFILE OF CLIENTS ATTENDING VCTC AT DISTRICT HOSPITAL KHAMMAM

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Author(s): Dr.SashidharBandaru | Dr.Raghotham Reddy

Journal: International Journal of Research and Development of Health
ISSN 2321-1431

Volume: 01;
Issue: 01;
Start page: 11;
Date: 2013;
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Keywords: Counselling | Literacy | Patients

ABSTRACT
Background: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome is no longer an emerging disease. It has established itself throughout the world. According to the Millennium Development Goals the HIV epidemic has to be reversed by 2015. To reach the goal we have to concentrate on prevention, since the existing technology does not hope to provide a cure or a vaccine in the near future. Objectives: To study the socio demographic profile of clients attending voluntary counselling and testing centre at district hospital, Khammam. Materials & Methods: Study Design: The present study is a cross sectional study of patients registered under voluntary counselling and testing centre at district hospital, Khammam.Study Setting: voluntary counselling and testing centre at district hospital Khammam.Sample size: A total of 705 patients were enrolled after inclusion and exclusion criteria. The study was carried out from 1stOctober 2007 to 31st December 2007. Results: In our study population majority (71.8%) were males. There were 2 transgender who were in 25-29 years age group. The age range of study subjects was between 18 and 62 and the mean age was 30.2. Highest number of respondents belonged to class IV socio economic class. Conclusion: Information, education and Communication activities should be undertaken in the society to explain the role and complex relations of innumerable behavioral, social and demographic factors, which will help, interrupt and control the transmission of HIV/AIDS.
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