Dr. Suniti Solomon's Profile

Dr. Suniti Solomon

Founder-Director of the(YRG CARE)
Dr. Suniti Solomon, Founder-Director of the Y.R. Gaitonde Center for AIDS Research and Education (YRG CARE), a premier HIV/AIDS care and support centre in Chennai and heard her insight on tackling this serious pandemic that almost destroys a person more emotionally than physically, given the social stigma attached to it. Dr. Suniti Solomon and her colleagues documented the first evidence of the HIV infection in India in 1986. She is the Indian Principal Investigator of several pioneering HIV research studies and has published extensively on HIV epidemiology, prevention, care and support, biomedical research, research ethics and gender issues. She has deep interest in community education and mobilization and leads an effort that supports a Phase I HIV vaccine trial at Chennai with community education and volunteer enrollment.

HIV/AIDS Challenge in India - A Success Story

HIV/AIDS crept into India when the country to some extent was unaware of its existence. As soon as the news appeared in the media there was a great hue and cry and people accused that yet another 'Western' disease had struck India. The advent of HIV/AIDS in a way served to rip off the mask of a 'tradition bound' society that held sex education taboo and the rude shock forced the government and the people to take one hard look at themselves like never before.

Medindia met Dr. Suniti Solomon, Founder-Director of the Y.R. Gaitonde Center for AIDS Research and Education (YRG CARE), a premier HIV/AIDS care and support centre in Chennai and heard her insight on tackling this serious pandemic that almost destroys a person more emotionally than physically, given the social stigma attached to it. Dr. Suniti Solomon and her colleagues documented the first evidence of the HIV infection in India in 1986. She is the Indian Principal Investigator of several pioneering HIV research studies and has published extensively on HIV epidemiology, prevention, care and support, biomedical research, research ethics and gender issues. She has deep interest in community education and mobilization and leads an effort that supports a Phase I HIV vaccine trial at Chennai with community education and volunteer enrollment. ...

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