YRG CARE extends a warm welcome for its next edition for the Chennai ART Symposium (CART2017).
YRG CARE is a non-profit medical and research institution in Chennai which provides medical care for
more than 22,000 persons with HIV disease. Currently more than 16,000 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, Harvard University,MA,University of California-San Francisco, CA;Satnford University,CA; Johns Hopkins University,MD;University of New Southwales,Sydney; Karolinska Institute,Sweden; McFarlane Institute, Melbourne; National Institute for Research in Tuberculosis /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 Medical centre has a Infectious Diseases laboratory which is quality assured by CAP, UKNEQAS, NRL,VQA, WHO, NIH and accredited by NABL. The laboratory has facilities to do HIV diagnosis, assays for opportunistic infection diagnosis,a Mycobacterial lab with Bactec facilities, facilities for CD4 cell count, HIV RNA quantitation and HIV genotyping. The laboratory also carries out basis science research and is the regional HIV genotyping laboratory for National Institutes of Health, USA.
YRGCARE Medical centre has contributed more than 300 original scientific manuscripts to HIV medicine literature and has assited to develop Treatment Guidelines for resource limited settings.