From left Dr. Ravindra Reddy (Correspondent), Mr. Tejomoorthy & Dr. Padmanabha Reddy (Principal) of RIPER with Dr. Gerardo.
Dr. Gerardo Alvarez-Uria, MD, PhD, Head, Department of Infectious Diseases, RDT Bathalapalli Hospital, A.P. visited our institution on 18-03-2011.
He delivered a talk on Anti-Retroviral Therapy (ART)
It was a nice & informative session starting with the pathophysiology in HIV/AIDS and discussing in detail the counseling aspects to the patients.
He said that now with effective medicines to mitigate the disease; "HIV/AIDS could be considered like Diabetes Mellitus" It is also a chronic disease could be effectively treated with out social stigma and patient could live almost a normal life.
He explained the increased responsibility of the counseling PharmD students in HIV/AIDS.