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Dr. Avinash K. Shetty

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Pediatric Infectious Disease Spec...

Phone: (336) ***-****  HQ Phone
Brenner Children's Hospital
P.O. Box 571021
Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27157
United States

Company Description: In addition, the Brenner Children's Hospital transport team is one of only three critical care transport teams in the state that can transport a baby on Inhaled...   more

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  • MD
  • M.D.
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(pictured above: Dr. Avinash ..., 26 Mar 2014 [cached]
(pictured above: Dr. Avinash Shetty speaks about HIV/AIDS.)
Dr. Avinash Shetty, a pediatric infectious disease specialist at Brenner Children's Hospital and WFU School of Medicine professor, talked about the optimism in the medical community about the future of HIV/AIDS.
Shetty shares about the first "AIDS-Free generation"
Shetty shares about the first "AIDS-Free generation"
"Due to tremendous scientific discoveries and advancements over the past 30 years, we have people actually seeing some light at the end of the tunnel," said Shetty. While there is still no cure, advances in medications that are now available can not only treat the disease but vastly decrease the possibility of transmission between partners and mother and child. There are still places where new infections are on the rise, but overall there's been a 22 percent decrease in new infections between 2001 and 2011.
"This is what has led people to really talk about an AIDS free generation," said Shetty, who regularly visits Africa to tout HIV prevention, especially to African women.
Medical Staff :: Brenner Children's Hospital, 30 Sept 2010 [cached]
Avinash K. Shetty, MDÂ Associate Professor Infectious Diseases
Pediatric Infectious Diseases Specialists - Brenner Children's Hospital, 13 Nov 2013 [cached]
Avinash K. Shetty, MD
BCH Physician Travels to Zimbabwe to Help Prevent the Spread of AIDS - Brenner Children's Hospital, 28 Mar 2012 [cached]
Pediatric Infectious Disease Specialist Dr. Avinash K. Shetty   Dr. Avinash Shetty, a pediatric infectious disease specialist at Brenner Children's Hospital, visits Harare, Zimbabwe four times each year. He educates women on how HIV is transmitted, hoping to prevent further spread of this global epidemic.
Zimbabwe has one of the highest HIV prevalence rates in the world. A third of Zimbabwe's HIV-infected population is pregnant women who pass the virus to their infants during pregnancy, at the time of labor and delivery, and through breastfeeding. Through community mobilization, education and research Dr. Shetty hopes to stop the spread of the disease and provide new, cost-effective preventive regimens to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV in Zimbabwe, including breast milk transmission.
"Overall, breastfeeding accounts for 33-50% of HIV transmission in infants," Dr. Shetty said.
"We know that 75% of breast milk transmission of the AIDS virus occur during the first 4-6 months of a baby's life," Shetty said. "Each month that an HIV-infected mother breastfeeds her infant increases the chance that the baby will test positive for HIV. Developing safe and effective strategies for reducing the risk of breast milk transmission during the first 4-6 months of life and making breastfeeding "safer" in these infants is a pressing research issue.
However significant barriers to effective HIV/AIDS prevention and care exist. "New moms don't want to be tested to see if they are HIV positive," Shetty said. "They fear being ostracized from their families and often are beaten by their husbands if they test positive for the virus."
"Another barrier to treatment is the cost of current medications," Dr. Shetty said.
Shetty and his research team see over 10,000 women each year - a third or more are pregnant women who are HIV positive.
Avinash K. Shetty, M.D. ..., 25 Mar 2007 [cached]
Avinash K. Shetty, M.D. Assistant Professor Infectious Disease
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