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Anti Retroviral Therapy Centre

Anti Retroviral Therapy Centre

Incharge

Dr. Upasna Agarwal, Head, Department of (Internal Medicine)

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Staff

Under the supervision of the In-charge, the ART centre is being run by the following dedicated team:

·         Dr Mangal Singh Joshal, Senior Medical Officer

·         Dr. Manoj Kumar, Medical Officer

·         Ms Nasreen, Staff  Nurse

·         Ms. Bhagwati, ,Counselor

·         Mr. Niraj Dubey, Counselor

·         Mr. Arjun Kumar, Data Manager

·         Mr. Satpal, Laboratory Technician

·         Mr. Vinit Kumar, Pharmacist

·         Mr Vijay Kumar, Community Care Coordinator

Services and facilities at the ART Centre:

·         Treatment of HIV infected persons with provision of free life- long supply of antiretroviral drugs.

·         Expert management of HIV-TB cases by trained physicians in this field

·         Diagnosis and management of other opportunistic infections

·         Care of HIV patients not on ART (Pre-ART care)

·         High quality counselling services for people living with HIV  given by trained counselors
- Treatment Preparation and Adherence counseling
- Family counseling

·         Free CD4 testing facility

·         In patient admission facility for HIV-TB cases

·         ICU care of HIV patients with respiratory emergencies

·         Provision of Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) for health care workers

·         Linkages with NGOs for socio-economic schemes

·         Research and training in the field of HIV-TB 

 

On-going Research Project

·         A study on effectiveness and feasibility of TB preventive therapy for adults living with HIV in India (NACO approved multi-centric trial)

·         Cytological profile of peripheral lymph node aspirates and body fluids (pleural/ ascetic) and its correlation with CD4 cell counts in patients of HIV and TB.

·         Molecular epidemiology and genetic characterization of M.tb from HIV sero-negative and seropositive patients.

 

Publications

·         Markowitz NAgarwal UBaxa D. Hypothesis: Can clofazimine prevent IRIS in HIV/TB co-infected individuals?  Indian  J Tuberc. 2014 Oct; 61(4): 281-7. (Editorial)

·         Spalgais S, Jaiswal A, Puri MM, Sarin R and Agarwal U (Corresponding author). Clinical profile and diagnosis of extrapulmonary TB in HIV infected patients: routine abdominal ultrasonography increases detection of abdominal tuberculosis. Indian J Tuberc. 2013; 60,147-153.

·         Agarwal U, Kumar A, Behera D, French MA, Price P. Tuberculosis associated immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome in patients infected with HIV: meningitis a potentially life threatening manifestation. AIDS Research and Therapy 2012, 9:17. doi:10.1186/1742-6405-9-17.

·         Price P, Haddow LJ, Affandi J, Agarwal U, Easterbrook PJ, Elliott J,   et al. Plasma Levels of Vitamin D in HIV Patients Initiating Antiretroviral Therapy Do Not Predict Immune Restoration Disease Associated with Mycobacterium tuberculosis.  2012 .AIDS Res Human retrov.28. doi: 10.1089/aid.2011.0272

·         Sumatoh HR, Oliver BJ, Kumar M, Elliott JH, Vonthanak S, Vun MC, Singh S, Agarwal U,  Kumar A , Tan HV, Kamarulzaman A, Yunihastuti E, Saraswati H and Price P.. Mycobacterial antibody levels and immune restoration disease in HIV patients treated in South East Asia. Biomarkers Med.2011; 5(6),847-853.

·         Kumar A and Agarwal U.HIV-TB:the cursed duet. JIMA 2011;109(1):40-1.

·         Agarwal U and Kumar A. HIV and the Respiratory Diseases. In Behera D, editor. NCCP textbook of Respiratory Medicine. New Delhi. Jaypee 2010.Ch 38, pgs 880-86.

·         Price P, Murdoch DM, Agarwal U, Lewin SR,  Elliott JH, French MA.1Immune Restoration Diseases Reflect Diverse Immunopathological Mechanisms. Clin. Microbial. 2009, 22 (4). 651–663. doi:10.1128/CMR.00015-09.

 

·         Agarwal U, Kumar A, Behera D. Profile of HIV associated tuberculosis at a tertiary institute in setting of free anti-retroviral therapy. 2009.J Assc Phy Ind.57, 685-690