VHS-Infectious Diseases Medical Centre(IDMC) (formerly VHS-YRGCARE Medical Centre) in Voluntary Health Services provides medical care for persons with HIV disease, Tuberculosis, Viral Hepatitis and other Infectious diseases. 40-45 outpatients attend the clinic everyday. The centre has registered more than 20,000 persons with HIV for medical care since 1996. The centre provides medical care, psychosocial counseling to persons with HIV disease, Nutritional counseling, Couple counseling, Family counseling and Medication adherence counseling with subsidized Antiretroviral medications. The centre has Outpatient, Inpatient, acute care and diagnostic facilities for persons with HIV , Tuberculosis, Viral Hepatitis and other Infectious diseases. This centre is an unique one in Asia.
Chennai Antiviral Research and Treatment Clinical Research Site (CART CRS) located at VHS-Infectious Diseases Medical Centre in Voluntary Health Services conducts several clinical, epidemiological, psychosocial and biomedical research studies in collaboration with National Institutes of Health-USA; University of California-San Diego; Brown University, Providence,RI; Harvard University, Boston; Stanford University, CA; University of California-San Francisco; CA; Johns Hopkins University, MD; University of Melbourne; University of New Southwales, Sydney; American Foundation for AIDS Research (amFar)/ TREAT Asia; Karolinska Institute, Sweden; National Institute for Research in Tuberculosis /ICMR; National AIDS Research Institute/ICMR; Sankara Nethralaya Eye Hospital, Chennai; Ragas Dental College, Chennai and University of Madras. CART CRS is one of the clinical research site of US National Institutes of Health for conducting HIV,TB , Hepatitis Therapeutics Clinical Trials of ACTG/ US NIH, HIV Prevention Trials of HPTN/US NIH and START study of INSIGHT Network of NIH.
CART Clinical Research Site has contributed to more than 350 original scientific manuscripts and published in peer reviewed reputed medical journals. The outcome of the research studies conducted at the CART Clinical Research Site has assisted to develop Treatment Guidelines for World Health Organization, National Treatment & Monitoring Guidelines and for resource limited settings. The centre also provides training program for physicians, nurses and other healthcare workers in Infection control and in the management of HIV disease.
Dr.N.Kumarasamy is the Chief & Director of Infectious Diseases Medical Centre at
Voluntary Health Services (VHS) Hospital in Chennai and directs the clinic which
provides medical care for more than 20,000 persons with HIV and Infectious Diseases
in Chennai, Southern India.
Dr.N.Kumarasamy is the Chief & Director
Dr.Kumarasamy is the Director and Site Leader for the Chennai Antiviral Research and Treatment (CART) Clinical Research Site of US National Institutes of Health which conducts multisite Therapeutics (ACTG) and prevention (HPTN) clinical trials. He is involved as Clinical Investigator for several on- going clinical research projects with University of California-San Diego, Brown University- Providence , Harvard University- Boston, USA and University of New South Wales/Kirby Institute -Sydney, Australia.
Dr.Kumarasamy is a clinician and a researcher in Infectious disease with more than 20 yrs of experience and has published more than 375 manuscripts in peer reviewed medical journals. He has conducted several landmark Antiretroviral clinical trials which had impacted Treatment Guidelines. His publications on Impact of Antiretroviral therapy has led to several Antiretroviral scale up programs in developing countries. Dr.Kumarasamy is an advisor and expert panel member for World Health Organization - ARV Treatment guidelines committee and a Clinical advisor to Clinton Health Access Initiative. Currently he is the Regional Representative for Asia for ACTG/NIH. He has a particular interest on the long term impact of Antiretroviral Therapy in resource limited settings.
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