Journal of Immunological Techniques & Infectious Diseases ISSN: 2329-9541

Research Article, J Immunol Tech Infect Dis Vol: 3 Issue: 1

Prevalence of HIV Infection among VCT Users and Assessment of Socio-Demographic Factors Affecting the Follow-Up Status of Clients on ART in Gondar Town, Northwest Ethiopia

Tadesse Guadu 1, Yigzaw Kebede2, Tadesse Awoke2 and Mersha Chanie3*
1Department of Veterinary Epidemiology and Public Health, Faculty ofs Veterinary Medicine, University of Gondar, Ethiopia
2Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Gondar, Ethiopia
3Department of Veterinary Paraclinical Studies, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Gondar, Ethiopia
Corresponding author : Mersha Chanie
Department of Veterinary Paraclinical Studies, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Gondar, P.O. Box 196, Gondar, Ethiopia
Tel: +251913186824/918267106
E-mail: [email protected]
Received: July 03, 2013 Accepted: January 20, 2014 Published: January 24, 2014
Citation: Guadu T, Kebede Y, Awoke T, Chanie M (2014) Prevalence of HIV Infection among VCT Users and Assessment of Socio-Demographic Factors Affecting the Follow-Up Status of Clients on ART in Gondar Town, Northwest Ethiopia. J Immunol Tech Infect Dis 3:1. doi:10.4172/2329-9541.1000123

Abstract

Prevalence of HIV Infection among VCT Users and Assessment of Socio-Demographic Factors Affecting the Follow-Up Status of Clients on ART in Gondar Town, Northwest Ethiopia

Voluntary counseling and testing (VCT), for HIV infection, allows individuals to determine their HIV status and serves as a gateway for both HIV prevention and early access to Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) for sero-positive clients. However, very little is known about these profiles and HIV prevalence of VCT clients in Gondar town. A cross-sectional study design was carried out by collecting retrospective data from VCT clients’ records inprivate and government health centers (July 2005-July 2009) and ART charts (July 2004-July 2007), from government health institutions, to assess the prevalence of HIV infection among VCT users and assess socio-demographic factors affecting the follow-up status of ART clients in Gondar Town.

Keywords: Gondar town; VCT; ART; HIV; BCC; AIDS

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