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Write-Up on International Conference

National Institute for Research in Reproductive Health, Mumbai jointly with MGM Institute of Health Sciences, Navi Mumbai organized an International Conference on "Emerging Frontiers and Challenges in Management and Control of STIs and HIV” from April 27-30, 2014 at Navi  Mumbai, India. About 250 National and International delegates in basic, clinical, socio-behavioral research and policymakers participated in the conference and addressed various research findings related to STIs and HIV. The conference was inaugurated by Dr V K Subburaj, Secretary Department of AIDS Control and presided over by Prof N K Ganguly on April 27, 2014.

The programme included invited talks on transmission, resistance to therapeutics, disease progression, effects on fertility, development of efficacious strategies for diagnosis, prevention, treatment and control stigma associated with sexually transmitted infections. New technology in control of STI and HIV including use of mobile phone for interacting with HIV infected individuals for monitoring the therapeutics was discussed. The risk of STI in teenagers, adult males and females was also addressed with their association with cervical cancer, liver disease, pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), infertility and pregnancy problems. Socio-behavioral science session addressed the challenges in reducing the stigma, male involvement, sexuality and gender and enhancing the community involvement in control of STI and HIV.

The Conference provided an interactive forum to the researchers, public health providers and policy makers who have been engaged in addressing the cutting edge issues related to mode, mechanism and management of sexually transmitted infections including human papilloma Virus (HPV), Herpes simplex virus (HSV 1 and 2), Syphilis, Gonorrhea, Cancroid, Trichomoniasis, Pubic Lice (Crabs) and HIV.

 

April 27-30, 2014 at Navi  Mumbai