No excuse not to do that, said Dr Ishwar Gilada, President of 13th ASICON, and national President of ASI who is also on the Governing Council of International AIDS Society (IAS).
The 13th ASICON is being held on the theme of “Confronting Pandemics with Proficiency, Precision and Persistence”, in academic partnership with India’s National AIDS Control Organization (NACO), National TB Elimination Programme (NTEP), World Health Organisation (WHO), United Nations joint programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union), Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA) and Society for Health, Allied Research and Education (SHARE), said Dr Naval Chandra, Scientific Co-Chair of the conference, and senior HIV expert from Nizam Institute of Medical Sciences in Hyderabad.
The conference organisers have called for stronger and well-coordinated integrated health responses to end AIDS, TB, COVID-19 and other infectious and non-communicable diseases, and social determinants of health, said Dr Dilip Mathai, Co-Chair of 13th ASICON and Dean of Apollo Institute of Medical Sciences and Research.
13th ASICON is a three-day meeting where various aspects of HIV and related opportunistic infections and various therapies for the management of HIV infections and COVID-19, and COVID-19 related complications, newer therapies for COVID-19 will be discussed by various experts from India and abroad” said Dr N Kumarasamy, Scientific Co-Chair 13th ASICON and Director, Infectious Diseases Medical Centre, Voluntary Health Services, Chennai.
“The conference will focus on many thematic areas including the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the HIV pandemic and lessons learnt from that for future reference,” said Dr Glory Alexander, co-Chair of 13th ASICON.
Dr Vijay Yeldandi, the scientific co-chair of 13th ASICON and head of SHARE India, said “Once again AIDS Society of India has put together a stellar program of particular relevance in the time of the COVID-19 pandemic to address all significant developments in HIV policy as well as newer scientific advances to improve the practice of clinical care for people living with HIV we are making steady progress towards eliminating HIV as a public health threat.”.
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