Vinita Datye

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Unlike any other disease so far, the 'exceptional' nature of HIV/AIDS has prompted debate about the necessity, but also the challenges, of regulating practitioner-patient communication around HIV testing. In India, the National AIDS Control Organization (NACO) has adopted the guidelines of the World Health Organization with regard to HIV testing and(More)
Changing epidemiological patterns and the advent of new rapid diagnostic technologies and therapies have created considerable uncertainty for providers working in HIV. In India, the demand for HIV care is increasingly being met by private practitioners (PPs), yet little is known about how they deal with the challenges of managing HIV patients. To explore(More)
We explored HIV testing practices of private medical providers in an urban Indian setting in Pune, western India. 215 private practitioners (PPs) and 36 persons-in-charge of private laboratories were interviewed in separate surveys. 77% of PPs had prescribed HIV tests and 94% of laboratories had performed HIV tests, or collected samples for HIV testing.(More)
BACKGROUND Globally, Public-Private Mix (PPM) models of service delivery are recommended as a strategy for improving tuberculosis (TB) control. Several models of PPM-DOTS have been initiated under the Revised National TB Control Programme (RNTCP) in India, but scaling up and sustaining successful projects has remained a challenge. AIM This paper examines(More)
While concepts such as 'partnership' are central to the terminology of private-public mix (PPM), little attention has been paid to how social relations are negotiated among the diverse actors responsible for implementing these inter-sectoral arrangements. India's Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme (RNTCP) has used intermediary agents to(More)
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