A medical doctor, specialized in Skin & STDs with special training in HIV management, Chairman - Managing Director and Consultant in HIV/AIDS at Unison Medicare& Research Centre-India’s first private sector comprehensive HIV Care clinic started in 1994 and currently has 6500 HIV patients under its care; President of AIDS Society of India (a professional organization of physicians in HIV care); Secretary General of Peoples Health Org. (India). He was Secretary General of ASI from 2005-2011 and the Joint Secretary of National AIDS Committee, Govt of India (1995-97). He was the first to raise alarm against AIDS in 1985, is known for bringing India on AIDS control map, had started India’s first AIDS Clinic-1986 and has expertise in HIV care in resource-poor settings. He had trained several doctors, nurses and social workers; he was Editor-Publisher of AIDS ASIA from 1993 to 2008. He initiated, managed, supervised, evaluated over 40 HIV/AIDS projects in India, addressed over 3700 public meetings and training programs in India and abroad, has 235 scientific papers at conferences, written chapters in books on AIDS/STDs. He was consultant for American Foundation for AIDS Research (AmFAR), World Vision, USAID; has more than 60 awards to his credit including the "Outstanding Young Person of the World" –Glasgow in 1995 and Annemarie Madison Award-Germany in 1999 in Germany where he was termed as ‘the Indian Machine-gun against AIDS’.
Biography Updated on 23 June 2013