PPTCT Line list – Introduction

The Prevention of Parent to Child Transmission (PPTCT) line list is a reporting cum tracking tool which collects, retains and updates individual wise details of all HIV positive pregnant women who attend the facility during Antenatal period or Directly In labor or during Post Natal period. Each and every ICTC or ART center shall maintain their respective PPTCT line list which will contain all the details of the HIV positive pregnant women tested at their center or have registered at their center for Antenatal care.

The Line list shall be initiated and maintained primarily at the ICTC center but can also be initiated and maintained at ART center (women on ART becoming pregnant). The details required in order to enter in this line list shall be obtained from the PPTCT line list register at the ICTC and ART centers. As of now the PPTCT line list will be maintained in Excel sheet format. As and when a pregnant woman is identified HIV positive or a known HIV positive case becomes pregnant, their details are entered in the PPTCT line list. The line list contains 92 columns which comprehensively covers the details of the Antenatal, Delivery outcomes, ART of the mother as well as the EID testing details of the HIV exposed baby and the Spouse and Family details of the pregnant woman. The 92 columns have to be continuously updated, only few columns at a given time.

The PPTCT line list shall be initiated and filled by the ICTC counsellor at the ICTC level and by the Data Manager at the ART center. Periodically the updated PPTCT Line list shall be submitted to the district authorities, where it will be compiled and sent to the state level authorities.  

Objectives of the PPTCT Line list

    1. Tracking of the Individual HIV Positive Pregnant woman and HIV exposed baby
    2. Monitor the PPTCT program at various levels in the administrative hierarchy 

Tracking the Individual- PPTCT line list shall serve as a tracking tool to closely follow up the HIV positive pregnant women, the ART linkage, ART adherence and pregnancy outcome. It shall also serve as a tool to closely follow up the Early Infant diagnosis of the HIV exposed baby, whether tests were done, result of the tests, ART registration and outcomes.

Monitoring the PPTCT program- PPTCT line list shall give rich patient level data which when compiled at various levels viz district, state and national level shall help to monitor the performance of the PPTCT program in various aspects like Early detection, ART linkage, EID testing, Family Planning, Spouse testing etc.

© NACO 2015. With Technical Assistance from PEPFAR, US CDC, SNEH, Project Implimented by FHI 360.