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Epidemiological Update – June 2017(Source NACP, MoH)


Background                                                                                    

1 Total HIV cases as of November, 2016    515
2 Total new cases detected from Dec, 2016 to June, 2017   33
Total cases detected in Bhutan to date 548

 


The following table shows the details of 33 new cases:

Table 1: Modes of diagnosis of HIV/AIDS

1 VCT 12
2 ANC 02
3 Contact Tracing 07
4 Medical Screening 12
TOTAL 33

Table 2: Occupational backgrounds of 28 new detected:

1 Private/Business 05
2 Civil Servant 00
3 Farmer 12
4 Student 01
5 Corporate 01
6 House wife 07
7 Driver 04
8 RBA 01
9 Prisoner 01
10 Local Govt 01
Total Total 33

Table 3: Mode of Transmission

Sexual Route 32
Mother to Child 00
Injecting drug use 00
Blood Transfusion 00
Other Source ??? 01
Total 33

 Table 4: Distribution by Age

Age Groups Male Female
< 5 years 0 0
6-14 years 0 1
15-19 years 0 0
20-24 years 0 2
25-29 years 3 1
30-39 years 7 3
40-49 years 5 3
50+ 4 4
Total 19 1

 


Summary of the Epidemic

The following tables shows the details of the total 548 cases detected to date:

 Table 1: Modes of diagnosis of HIV/AIDS

1 Medical screening 117
2 ANC 51
3 Blood Donor Screening 33
4 Survey 42
5 Construction site screening 24
6 Contact Tracing 162
7 Voluntary Testing 119
TOTAL 548

Table 2: Occupational backgrounds at the time of detection

Occupation No. of cases detected
Corporate employees 28
Drivers 50
Farmers 107
Civil servants 29
Housewives* 122
Private/Business 92
Armed forces 36
Religious body 11
Sex Workers 12
Students/Trainees 08
Prisoner 03
Unemployed 14
Local Govt 01
Minor 35
Grand Total 548
* Housewives: Who are married living with their male spouse at the time of detection and does show some dependence on the livelihood to their spouses is reflected as occupation at the initial stage of their registration at the time of detection

Table 3: Mode of Transmission

Sexual Route 506
Mother to Child 35
Intravenous Drug use (Probable) 3
Blood Transfusion (outside?) 3
Other 1
Total 548

Table 4: Distribution by sex

1 Male 284
2 Female 264
  Total 548

Table 5: Distribution by Age

Age Groups Male Female Total
< 5 years 7 19 26
6-14 years 4 6 10
15-19 years 3 11 14
20-24 years 29 50 79
25-29 years 66 67 133
30-39 years 109 67 176
40-49 years 43 31 74
50+ 23 13 36
Total 284 264 548
 87 % of the cases are within the age range of 15-49 years

Total people living with HIV/AIDS

a) Total PLHAs put on ART 352

  • Total died on ART 38
  • Total living on ART 314

b) Bhutanese national living outside with HIV/AIDS – 01

c) Non Bhutanese went back to their country – 26

d) Total death (including one non Bhutanese) – 105

Total people living with HIV/AIDS in the country                                    416