In the footsteps
of a pioneer…

Padma Shri Dr. Suniti Solomon is a pioneer and leader in the field of HIV disease. In 1986, Dr. Suniti Solomon documented the first cases of HIV infection in India. As part of that effort, she founded the Y.R. Gaitonde Centre for AIDS Research and Education (YRGCARE). She was posthumously conferred the Padma Shri, India's fourth highest civilian award on Republic Day 2017 in recognition of her pioneering work in the field of HIV disease and her yeoman service to HIV-positive people, their families, their communities, and the country.

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Accelerating HIV
epidemic control in India!

ACCELERATE is a 5 year initiative, a multi-site project implemented in 33 districts in over 6 states. Its goal is to support the Indian National Strategic Plan (NSP) for HIV/AIDS by improving access to HIV prevention and treatment services to achieve 95-95-95 by 2030.

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Yes4me at
your service!

Yes4me is an integrated virtual service delivery platform funded by USAID and PEPFAR, and implemented through Project ACCELERATE, under the aegis of NACO.

Implements and provides technical inputs on Online intervention through Yes4me.net website to improve access to HIV testing, treatment and PrEP. Currently, it is active in 27 cities of India.

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Pushing the frontiers…

YRGCARE started in 1993 as a counselling services center and central clinic serving 20,000 persons living with HIV in Chennai, has transformed into a titan in implementing research and programs across the country in 30 different locations targeting most vulnerable populations like PWID and MSM in collaboration with NACO and SACS.

It is also the implementing partner of Project Accelerate- USAID funded program of Johns Hopkins University in PEPFAR districts.

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Raging Pandemic.
Humane Response.
(COVID 19)

In the past few weeks, India’s COVID-19 crisis has taken a dramatic turn. India has reported record number of cases since the beginning of the pandemic. Deaths are on the rise. Since the beginning of the COVID pandemic, YRGCARE has utilised its skills and knowledge of almost 3 decades within the clinic, lab and community to meet with the increasing needs of a new pandemic - testing and clinical care, PPE and other protective provisions, awareness and preventive measures to reduce the impact on households and communities, food deliveries, nutritional hampers, etc.

During this hour, we should make sense of the current situation and uncover the actions that we can take to slow the spread and expedite services.

We require your support to help us meet with these and more emerging needs.

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Hepatitis C
Hepatitis C Free
Chennai 2022

Globally, it is estimated that there are approximately 135 million people living with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) – every year nearly 500,000 people die from HCV- related complications.

HIV as a cause of death in many countries including the United States where in 2014, HCV caused more deaths than HIV, Hepatitis B and tuberculosis combined.

In Chennai, the general population prevalence of HCV is estimated to be approximately 1%; With a population of nearly 8 million persons, this translates to nearly 80,000 persons living with HCV in Chennai.

We launched the Hepatitis C Free Chennai Campaign on July 28, 2016. The campaign includes a comprehensive strategy to improve awareness of hepatitis C across all communities in Chennai, reduce stigma associated with diagnosis, universal screening with access to confidential testing for all, prompt linkage to HCV care and curative treatment alongside counseling to reduce the risk of reinfection in high risk populations.

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SS Education Fund
Assisting next-gen
women medical
warriors

The Suniti Solomon Educational Fund's mission is to identify talented young women who have the scholastic credentials and show professional promise, but lack the money that is required for a medical education.

Every year approximately around the month of June, we will provide the necessary funds to the candidates who have been selected to enable their education for that academic year. Thereafter, donations received by us will accumulate in the separate account that we have set up for this specific purpose until next June, when the funds would again be applied towards the medical students for the next academic year.

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