HEALTH ANALYSIS AND IDENTIFICATION OF OPPORTUNISTIC INFECTIONS CAUSING BACTERIA AND FUNGI IN HIV- POSITIVE PATIENTS
Jancy Varghese*, S. Rajamani and Betty Daniel
This study was undertaken from 2013--2015 to investigate the various health factors of HIV patients and the organisms which cause Opportunistic infections. A total of 140 patients are from different HIV Rehabilitation centres in South India were chosen. Human Immuno deficiency Virus (HIV) which causes AIDS is the most devastating plague facing us as we are in the 21st century. A survey of 250 HIV patients were done and showed that the prominent age group is between 40- 45. The sex group study proved Female (65%) dominate the male (35%). The most commonly found fungal pathogen in this study is Candida species and the predominant bacterial Pathogens are species of Pseudomonas, Streptococcus, and Staphylococcus which are subjects of our study. After isolation, the confirmatory tests were done with Biochemical kit. All the four Microbes were subjected to Antibiogram analysis. Further studies will be carried out with a few herbal extracts to understand their therapeutic values.
Keywords: Human immune deficiency virus, Antibiogram, health analysis, biochemical test.
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