innovative HIV researcher Dr. Suniti Solomon, the first to bring the world the prevalence infection in India in 1986 and successfully led the research into the treatment of the deadly virus, died at his residence here today. She was 76 and had been in treatment for two months for liver cancer, family sources said. “His death was sudden, died this morning. She was being treated for liver cancer in the last two months,” Ganesh and Krishnan Y R Gaitonde Center for AIDS Research and Education (YRG Care) told PTI.
Dr. Suniti Solomon was founder-director of the Center, a prime minister HIV / AIDS attention and support center in Chennai. He is survived by his son Dr. Sunil Solomon. Her husband Dr. Solomon Victor predeceased him in 2006. Dr. Suniti Solomon and his colleagues documented the first evidence of HIV infection in India in 1986, when blood samples six sex workers staying in a house government here were positive.
The samples were sent first to Christian Medical College in Vellore and later to a facility in the US, where they were tested HIV positive. It quickly led to a series of research and training for medical and paramedical professionals on HIV, in addition to gradually put in place a treatment regimen for those affected. His pioneering studies of HIV research includes the National Institute of several countries of Mental Health / Prevention Trial sexually transmitted diseases HIV United States.
‘When served Madras Medical College and Hospital General Government as a professor of microbiology, created the first center for testing and voluntary counseling and AIDS Research Group in Chennai,’ Ganesh said. An MD in Microbiology from the University of Madras, who was a household name in Tamil Nadu in the field of prevention and care of HIV among people living with HIV / AIDS. Formed in pathology in the UK and US, their experience covers a wide range of issues related to HIV infection, biomedical parameters socioeconomic aspects. In the last three decades, there was hardly any event or academic program on HIV in the state in which it was not involved. He has published extensively on HIV epidemiology, prevention, care, support and gender related.
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