Abstract: Background and objectives:
To compare the age, booking status of HIV seropositive with seronegative pregnant females. To study the effect of HIV on term of delivery, birth weight of baby and mode of delivery opted by patients.
Methods: Prospective comparative study on 40 HIV seropositive and 40 HIV seronegative pregnant women attending ANC and delivering in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, S.M.S. Medical College, Jaipur, Rajasthan.
Result: HIV seropositive patients mostly were booked, with maximum belonging to lower socio-economic status. No statistically significant differences were found in the outcomes of HIV seropositive patients in terms of new born birth weight or gestational age at delivery in comparison to seronegative pregnant patients.
Conclusion: Due to better access to health care facilities now a days, more number of HIV seropositive patients are getting themselves booked. HIV has no effect on birth weight or term of delivery of baby.