Abstract : Introduction: The present study was aimed to evaluate the efficacy of new ART treatment as per the recent guidelines in treatment of AIDS patients by NACO on patients’ CD4 count after 6 months of treatment.
Materials and Methods: The present study was Descriptive longitudinal type conducted in ART centre of Pravara Rural Hospital, Loni. The demography, Co-morbidities, ART treatment and CD4 count before and after first 6 months of therapy were recorded.
Results: In the present study, records of 100 patients were collected. Out of the 100 patients 38 were males, females were 62 and 1 transgender patient. Ninety one out of 100 patients were prescribed Tenofovir + Lamivudine + Efavirenz (TLE). There was a statistically significant increase in the CD4 count before (416.7 ± 322) and after ART treatment at an interval of 6 months (520.89 ± 317).
Conclusion: The initiation of ART in patients irrespective of CD4 count has been an improvement in the treatment therapy of HIV infected patients.
Keywords: ART, AIDS, HIV infection, CD4 count.