Impact of patient counselling on awareness of HIV in HIV Patients: To prevent further disease spreading and progression
SMS Nikhil, N Murali, Dr. P Venkateshwar Rao
An observational prospective study done to assess the knowledge and awareness on HIV in rural people. This study aims to find out how far villagers and illiterates are aware of HIV in 104 patients both men women belonging to rural area around suryapet district. Non co-operative are excluded from the study. Data collection was done in the period from December 8th to February 13th. And analysed there education and occupational status and we found very interestingly more than 90% of the patients are not aware of HIV and its consequences and many of them don’t know what is HIV and how can it will be prevented, many of the patients are spreading HIV to there spouse without knowing that is sexually transmissible. Few patients don’t know that HIV will cause from un disposed needles. Interestingly whoever said they are affected due to un disposed needles are not drug abusers they are effected due to malpractice done by RMPs who are using multiple use of single needle. And very few answered that HIV will transmitted through blood transfusion after they get effected. The people whoever effected mostly belongs to daily wage labour, farmers and truck drivers. So there is need to create awareness in villagers, illiterates and pregnant ladies to prevent further progression of disease and to prevent the transmission of disease to younger generation.