CAPRISA scientists present on Covid-19 at the 2022 AIDS Society of India Conference

5 May 2022

Photo: (L) Dr Rubeshan Perumal delivers his talk chaired by Dr Jyoti Dhar(R)

CAPRISA’s senior scientist and pulmonologist Dr Rubeshan Perumal and honorary associate scientist Dr Jienchi Dorward were invited plenary speakers at the 13th National Conference of AIDS Society of India (ASICON), a hybrid event held in Hyderabad, India from 3rd – 5th April, themed: ‘Confronting Pandemics with Proficiency, Precision and Persistance’. 

Perumal was invited by Dr Ishwar Gilada, President of the AIDS Society of India. He delivered his presentation titled: Long COVID – what we know so far, alongside Dr Nagalingeswaran Kumarasamy, Chief Director of the Chennai Antiviral Research and Treatment Unit. Dr Jyoti Dhar, HIV Physician from Leicester in the UK chaired this session.

Dr Dorward’s talk titled, “Rapid HIV viral load testing at the clinical point-of-care to improve treatment outcomes in South Africa”, outlined the point-of-care research conducted by CAPRISA and its influence on WHO HIV guidelines.  CAPRISA is a long-standing academic partner of ASICON which is the official National HIV meeting of the AIDS Society of India.

Photo: (L) Dr Jienchi Dorward CAPRISA; Dr K.S. Gururaja, Organising Committee; Dr V.H.T. Swamy, Organising Committee