Bhutan Info

Current HIV Status in Bhutan

Summary of the Epidemic

The following tables show the details of the total 687 cases detected to date:

Table 1: Modes of diagnosis of HIV/AIDS

1 Medical screening 165
2 ANC 62
3 Blood Donor Screening 36
4 Survey 44
5 Construction site screening 25
6 Contact Tracing 201
7 Voluntary Testing 154
TOTAL 687

Table 2: Occupational backgrounds at the time of detection

Occupation No. of cases detected
Corporate employees 34
Drivers 67
Farmers 147
Civil servants 34
Housewives* 159
Private/Business 115
Armed forces 38
Religious body 13
Sex Workers 12
Students/Trainees 10
Prisoner 03
Unemployed 16
Local Govt 01
Minor 38
Grand Total 687
* 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 642
Mother to Child 38
Intravenous Drug use (Probable) 3
Blood Transfusion (outside?) 3
Other 1
Total 687

Table 4: Distribution by sex

1 Male 359
2 Female 328
  Total 687

 Table 5: Distribution by Age

Age Groups Male Female Total
< 5 years 9 20 29
6-14 years 4 6 10
15-19 years 4 11 15
20-24 years 33 56 89
25-29 years 73 82 155
30-39 years 138 88 226
40-49 years 58 43 101
50+ 40 22 62
Total 359 328 687

85.2% of the cases are within the age range of 15-49 years

 

Total people living with HIV/AIDS:

a) Total PLHAs put on ART                                                                 – 555

  1.  Total died on ART                                                              – 57
  2. Total living on ART                                                             – 498

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

c) Non Bhutanese went back to their country                                  – 31

d) Total death (including four non Bhutanese)                               – 133

Total people living with HIV/AIDS in the country                           – 522