Elimination of Parent–to–Child transmission of syphilis (e-PTCT)


Government of India is committed to Eliminating of Parent–to–Child Transmission of Syphilis & HIV among children by 2020. As per 2010-11, HIV sentinel surveillance Sero prevalence of Syphilis in India among ANC women was .38%. Considering the low prevalence of the infection, elimination of parent to child transmission of syphilis is a feasible strategy. Syphilis infection in pregnant women and unborn infants can be cured by early diagnosis and treatment given.

Goal of the Strategy:-

To eliminate Parent to Child Transmission of Syphilis by reducing the incidence of congenital syphilis to less than 0.3 cases / 1000 live births.

  • ANC coverage of ≥ 95%
  • Syphilis testing in ANC attendees ≥ 95%
  • Treatment of Syphilis reactive in ANC attendees ≥ 95%

National implementation Strategy

  1. To ensure universal registration of pregnant women at first ANC visit in first trimester
  2. To ensure screening of pregnant women for syphilis & HIV through single prick test at ICTC
  3. All sero positive pregnant mother should be given prompt treatment
  4. To ensure treatment of all infant born to sero positive women
  5. Treatment of partners of all sero positive pregnant women, promoting of condom use, Education and Counselling on risk reduction and safer sex practices to prevent infection/reinfection


 Sexually Transmitted Infection

 Sexually transmitted infections and reproductive tract infections (STI/RTI) are an important public problem in India.

A community based STI/RTI prevalence study conducted during 2002-03 (ICMR) has shown that 6 % of the adult population in India has one or more STI/RTI. This amounts to occurrence of about 30-35 million episodes of STI/RTI every year in the country.

Controlling STI/RTI helps to decrease HIV infection rates and provides a window of opportunity for counselling on HIV prevention and improving sexual and reproductive health.

The STI/RTI management services are a key programme strategy for prevention of HIV. The syndromic case management of STI/RTI is adopted as a universal strategy, and ensures access to a package of sta ndardized STI/RTI

Service No. Of Center Designated STI/ RTI Doctor Counsellor/ Lab. Tech
Designated STI/RTI Clinic (DSRC) in all the 11 district hospitals including police referral hospital, Chumukedima 12 12 Counselors-12
State Reference Center (SRC) department of microbiology, NHAK 1 1 Nil
Public Private Partnership (PPP) on STI at CIHSR Dimapur 1 1 Counselor-1
STI/RTI clinic attached with various NGO (TI) across the state 43 43 ANM /Counsellor

Nagaland STI Data 2018-19