Also ironically we save millions globally but loose thousands to HIV nationally" said Dr Ishwar Gilada, President of AIDS Society of India (ASI).
has now rectified its strategy and decided to provide best available ART to pregnant women now" added Dr Gilada
Data shows that only 56% of sex workers are reached with HIV prevention program, 38% of them identify correct ways of prevention methods, yet most intervention programs are scrapped. 'Test and Treat', Treatment as Prevention (TasP) and Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PreP) for all, Post-Exposure Prophylaxis(PEP) also for the victims of sexual assaults are some of the evidence-backed approaches where we should not delay to maximize public health outcomes" said Dr Ishwar Gilada
, who is also one of the first clinicians to come forward for HIV care when first case got diagnosed in India.
For this, the Indian Pharma must be lauded for saving millions" said Dr Gilada
We are facing an extremely challenging situation with Multi-drug resistant and extremely drug resistant (MDR/XDR) Tuberculosis and HIV, Immune Reconstitution Inflammatory Syndrome (IRIS), Lipodystrophy- as most patients in public sector were on stavudine (d4T) based ART, HIV and aging, marriages/ alliances among HIV+ve people, several eligible bachelors among generation-next who are infected from failed PMTCT or were born before it was in place, generic CD4 and viral load kits on lines of generic ARVs - which can reduce follow-up costs.
"From disease of young population it is moving towards issues of aging with HIV.
Many age-associated diseases are more common in HIV patients than in age-matched uninfected persons.
They include cardiovascular diseases, cancers, bone fractures and osteopenia, Liver failure, Kidney failure, Frailty, illnesses of degrading immunity and neurological diseases" said Dr Gilada
Later Hepatitis-B and C programmes can be combined" added Dr Gilada
To end AIDS by 2030, the world surely needs more effective tools, but this is No Excuse not to optimally utilize existing evidence-based proven strategies to progress faster towards ending AIDS.
- Asian Tribune
Dr Ishwar Gilada, President of AIDS Society of India (ASI).