AD55/A, Pitampura,
North West Delhi (Near Power
house and opposite Rohini court)

Pin Code-110034
Telecare/Appointment
info@drahujaidclinic.com



Clinical Services


HIV/AIDS Program

AIDS: “capacity to ” means ability of an individual, determined on an objective basis, to understand and appreciate the nature and consequences of a proposed action and to make an informed decision concerning such action “child affected by HIV” means a person below the age of eighteen years, who is HIV-positive or whose parent or guardian (with whom such child normally resides) is HIV-positive or has lost a parent or guardian (with whom such child resided) due to AIDS or lives in a household fostering children orphaned by AIDS.

Various services offered in Dr Ahuja’s ID Clinic in the form of Positive care clinic.

Dr. Ahuja ID clinic (HIV and STI): Services offered at the Dr. Ahuja ID Clinic include:

 

  • Comprehensive HIV and STIs:

Our team is experienced in changing the lives of PLHA (People living with HIV and AIDS), by early diagnosing and treating their opportunistic infections, providing ART adherence counselling and cost effective treatments for sexually transmitted infections. Our in house lab facilities committed to provide results within 48 working hours.

  •  HIV speciality care:

  • Comprehensive care to HIV infected patients
  • Counselling of HIV patients and their families
  • Family planning, counselling to serodiscordant couples and lactating mothers
  • Children living with HIV/AIDS (CLHIV)

  • HIV and STI prevention services:

  • PEP (Post-Exposure Prophylaxis)
  • PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis)
  • Confidential screening and treatment for sexually transmitted infections
  • Urine testing for Gonorrhea and Chlamydia
  • Blood testing for Hepatitis A-B-C, Syphilis and HIV

At the start of 2020 the central government has renamed the RNTCP the National Tuberculosis Elimination Program (NTEP). In a letter to all the State Chief Secretaries of states and UTs, the commitment is emphasised of the Union government achieving the sustainable development goal of ending TB by 2025, five years ahead of the global targets.

TB Care

a) Management of Drug sensitive and resistant tuberculosis.

Drug-resistant TB has been known from the time anti-TB drugs were first introduced for the treatment of TB. Currently, the WHO estimated incidence of Rifampicin (R) and MDR TB in India is estimated to be around 135 000. This translates to around 10 patients per 100 000 population annually as per the Global TB Report, 2018Drug-resistant TB has been known from the time anti-TB drugs were first introduced for the treatment of TB. Currently, the WHO estimated incidence of Rifampicin (R) and MDR TB in India is estimated to be around 135 000. This translates to around 10 patients per 100 000 population annually as per the Global TB Report, 2018 (source: “Global TB Report,” World Health Organization, Geneva, 2018).

  • We at Dr Ahuja’s ID Clinic committed to deal with all forms of tuberculosis (lung TB, CNS TB, lymph node, Genitourinary TB etc) and also linking patient to nearby DOTS centre if patient demands.

  • We managed our all presumptive TB patients by diagnosing them with CBNAAT, LPA and MGIT (both in our centre or in nearby DOTS Centre)

b) Management of Non-tuberculosis mycobacteria

Though NTM are widely distributed in the environment, they rarely cause disease. They may be falsely recovered from clinical specimens due to laboratory contamination or contamination of medical instruments. Chronic pulmonary infection due to M. avium complex and M. Kansasii generally occurs in elderly persons especially males who are smokers or who have preexisting lung lesions.

Clinical, radiological and microbiological criteria are equally important and all must be met to make a diagnosis of NTM lung disease. We go for HRCT scan as well as microbiology tests such as AFB analysis and MGIT for diagnosing and treating them.

c) Pretreatment evaluation

History and physical examination, Weight and height (BMI), Random blood sugar, Chest X ray and HIV testing.

-In DS-TB (Drug sensitive TB): LFT, KFT, CBC

-In DR-TB (Drug resistant TB): Apart from above mentioned testing we also go for baseline ECG, TSH, Urine pregnancy test (in women of reproductive age group), Audiometry and Fundus evaluation by ophthalmologist

d) Management of LTBI (Latent TB Infection)

LTBI screening must be restricted to specific high-risk populations in India, where the benefits of LTBI treatment outweigh any risks. Although either TST (Tuberculin skin testing) or IGRA(Interferon gamma release assay) can be used for LTBI screening, it is important to make sure that these tests are not used for active TB diagnosis

By IPT (Isoniazid prophylactic therapy), we are actively involved in diagnosing and treating patients who are having LTBI and risk of getting active TB in future. IPT is given in HIV patients, patients who are planning to receive immunosuppressive medications or monoclonal antibodies (e.g: Anti-TNF blockers).