YRG CARE extends a warm welcome for its next edition for the Chennai ART Symposium (CART2016).
YRG CARE is a non-profit medical and research institution in Chennai which provides medical care for
more than 20,000 persons with HIV disease. Currently more than 15,000 persons are receiving highly
active antiretroviral therapy at YRG CARE.
YRG CARE conducts several clinical, epidemiological, psychosocial and biomedical research studies in
collaboration with National Institutes of Health-US; Brown University, RI; University of California-San
Diego, University of California-San Francisco, CA; Emory University, GA; Rush University, IL; McFarlane
Institute, Melbourne; Tuberculosis Research Centre/ICMR; National AIDS Research Institute/ICMR;
Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai; Ragas Dental College, Chennai and University of Madras.
CART clinical research site of YRG CARE medical centre is one of the site for Therapeutics Clinical Trials of
ACTG/NIH, Prevention Trials of HPTN/NIH and START Study of INSIGHT/NIH.
YRG CARE’s Infectious Diseases laboratory is quality assured by CAP, UKNEQAS, NRL,VQA, WHO, NIH and
accredited by NABL. The laboratory has facilities to do HIV diagnosis, CD4 cell count, HIV RNA
quantitation and HIV genotyping. YRG CARE laboratory also carries out basis science research and is the
regional HIV genotyping laboratory for National Institutes of Health, USA.
YRG CARE has contributed more than 275 original scientific manuscripts to HIV medicine literature and
to develop Treatment Guidelines for resource limited settings.