Bhutan Info

Patron of Lhak-Sam (BNP+) – Her Majesty the Gyelyum Sangay Choden Wangchuck

Current HIV Status in Bhutan

Summary of the Epidemic

The following tables show the details of the total 627 cases detected to date:(November 2018)

 Table 1: Modes of diagnosis of HIV/AIDS

1 Medical screening 141
2 ANC 59
3 Blood Donor Screening 34
4 Survey 43
5 Construction site screening 25
6 Contact Tracing 184
7 Voluntary Testing 141
TOTAL 627 

Table 2: Occupational backgrounds at the time of detection

Occupation No. of cases detected
Corporate employees 31
Drivers 59
Farmers 130
Civil servants 32
Housewives* 146
Private/Business 105
Armed forces 36
Religious body 11
Sex Workers 12
Students/Trainees 09
Prisoner 03
Unemployed 16
Local Govt 01
Minor 36
Grand Total 627

* 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 584
Mother to Child 36
Intravenous Drug use (Probable) 3
Blood Transfusion (outside?) 3
Other 1
Total 627

Table 4: Distribution by sex

1 Male 323
2 Female 304
  Total 627

 Table 5: Distribution by Age

Age Groups Male Female Total
< 5 years 8 19 27
6-14 years 4 6 10
15-19 years 4 11 15
20-24 years 31 53 84
25-29 years 68 76 144
30-39 years 126 83 209
40-49 years 51 38 89
50+ 31 18 49
Total 323 304 627

 86.2% of the cases are within the age range of 15-49 years

 

  1. Total people living with HIV/AIDS:
  2. a) Total PLHAs put on ART 495
  • Total died on ART 45
  • Total living on ART 450
  1. b) Bhutanese national living outside with HIV/AIDS 01
  2. c) Non Bhutanese went back to their country 30
  3. d) Total death (including four non Bhutanese) 118

Total people living with HIV/AIDS in the country                                    478