Prayas Amrita Clinic
Prayas Amrita Clinic is one of the first centers in the country which started providing clinical care to HIV infected individuals. The first HIV-infected patient presented at the clinic in 1989. Since then, over a period of more than two decades, the clinic has evolved as a specialized center for HIV care, catering to the clinical and psychological needs of HIV infected individuals.
We understand that needs of each patient are unique and hence, our doctors and counselors are trained to attend to patients with utmost sensitivity. We also approach each patient with absolute non-judgmental attitude. Patient-friendly environment and ease of communication is distinctive at Amrita Clinic.
Amrita Clinic has been our window to the dynamics of the evolution of the HIV epidemic. Patients have inspired us to look at newer aspects of the disease.
As of Sep 2016, about 7132 HIV infected persons including 608 children have been registered at Amrita Clinic and more than 2500 are under active care. Approximately 250 new cases are registered every year. HIV infected individuals accessing care at Amrita clinic come from almost all districts of Maharashtra state and a few even from outside the state.
We lay great emphasis on treatment adherence and have developed a strong internal system for monitoring. Through this, it is possible to track medication (regimen, prescription refills, pill-counts, reasons for non-adherence, etc.) and laboratory investigations (regularity of CD4 count and other investigations) which help us in better clinical management. Data of all patients are meticulously maintained in specially designed software which helps us in monitoring, analysis and research.
A team of well trained physicians looks after the clinical care services which include diagnosis of HIV infection, clinical and immunological staging, treatment of opportunistic infections and Anti-retroviral Therapy (ART). We also offer post-exposure prophylaxis PEP .
Our team of clinicians
- Dr. Vinay Kulkarni
- Dr. Nitin Sane
- Dr. Neeta Gokhale
Clinic Hours: 3.30 pm to 9 pm Monday to Friday
Clinic Location – View Google Maps
Appointments can be made at - +91 20 25441230 / 65615726