YRG CARE

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YRG CAREYR Gaitonde Centre for AIDS Research and Education (India)
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The protocols involving human subjects were approved by YRG CARE's Institutional Review Board prior to conducting the research.
YRG CARE laboratory is certified by the United Kingdom-National External Quality Assessment Scheme (UK-NEQAS) for immunophenotyping and College of American Pathologists (CAP, IL, USA) for haematological parameters, since 2001.
Authors thank the clinical and laboratory staff of YRG CARE, Chennai for their assistance and Shri Rajakumar for helping in searching relevant literature.
Murugavel, YRG Centre for AIDS Research & Education (YRG CARE), Voluntary Health Services Hospital Campus, Rajiv Gandhi Salai, Taramani, Chennai 600 113, India e-mail: murugavel@yrgcare.org
Dr Suniti Solomon from YRG Care, said: "The Michael Little Foundation Birmingham UK, and YRG Care Chennai, are grateful to the government and citizens of Birmingham in joining hands across the seas in helping to bring to focus the many challenges of HIV/AIDS in India and the combined resolve to overcome this mammoth pandemic."
Because of its reputation as a source of high-quality, affordable, and confidential care, YRG CARE has attracted clients not only from the Chennai area but from throughout South India, some of whom travel hundreds of miles for services.
For example, most of the services available at YRG CARE are provided in-house, with a few services being outsourced.
Using this method, the researchers found that clients value YRG CARE's services and show considerable willingness to pay higher fees for services.
The research suggested that YRG CARE could expand its client base without reducing the quality, of its services.
A recent study at YRG CARE assessing VCT services available in Chennai documented a significant number of high volume private laboratories conducting HIV testing, with a large number of both men and women seeking testing (39).
A longitudinal study conducted at YRG CARE, Chennai, documented the degree of financial burden placed on households when a family member is infected with HIV.
In an earlier study at YRG CARE examining the use of generic ART, though patients substituted therapy earlier from NVP due to toxicity, they changed therapy earlier due to cost if they were on other treatment regimens (35).