HIV Prevention in Family Medicine

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About the Case Presentation

In family medicine, HIV prevention is a vital aspect of comprehensive healthcare. Family physicians play a crucial role in promoting awareness and providing education about HIV transmission and risk factors to individuals and families. They offer counseling and support for safer sexual practices, including the use of condoms and pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), as well as encourage regular HIV testing and screenings for those at risk. Family medicine practitioners also advocate for vaccination against HIV-related infections like hepatitis B, and they engage in the early detection and management of HIV cases, aiming to reduce transmission rates and improve the overall health of their patients.

About the Speaker

Dr Ravindran

Dr. Ravindran Gherard

Professor and HOD Family medicine, St. John’s Medical College Bangalore

Dr Ravindran has done his MD, DNBE, MHSc, FCGP, at present Dr Ravindran Gherard Professor and HOD Family medicine in St. John’s Medical College Bangalore. Dr Ravindran is the Member of ICMR central ethics committee 2023,Member of National Board of Examinations New Delhi,Member of Board for Medicine 2019 and Member of Board for infectious disease 2020. Dr Ravindran has published 20 papers in Indian and international journals.Has authored chapters in 8 books ‘Dengue’ in API text book and IGNOU HIV AIDS program. His Special interest includes Family in health care,HIV AIDS,Infectious disease,Ethics and Geriatrics. He has won many awards like
Fogarty NIH Fellow for Ethics 2001
Karnataka API Nada Gouda oration lecture 2013
Government of Karnataka appreciation for AIDS work 2022
API Karnataka Best reviewer 2023