One of the most committed crusaders for AIDS control and awareness, Dr Suniti Solomon is the Director of YRG CARE (Y.R.Gaitonde Centre for AIDS Research and Education). She has been instrumental in helping victims of AIDS and educating both young and old about the deadly disease.
Having set up the AIDS Cell at the Institute of Microbiology at the Madras Medical College, Dr Suniti and her team published the report recording the first six cases of HIV positive persons in India in 1986. In 1993, she founded YRG CARE with a vision to prevent new infection and to enable people with HIV and AIDS and their families to live with dignity. She has also started a Day Care Centre for the patients.
A University First Ranker, Dr Suniti is an M.B.B.S. and a M.D. in Microbiology. She has conducted and participated in talks and seminars all over the world. Today, her organisation offers medicines to stabilise HIV patients and to prevent transmission of the virus from a pregnant mother to her child. The latter is provided free of cost.
Inspired and motivated mainly by her patients, Dr Suniti is well ahead on the long and bumpy road towards AIDS prevention and control.