Metabolic Syndrome among People Living with HIV

  • Metabolic Syndrome among People Living with HIV - An Indian Perspective (MS HIV)
  • Principal investigator:
  • Dr. Clareann H. Bunker, Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, PA, USA .
  • Co- Principal Investigator:
  • Dr. Jammy Guru Rajesh, Tutor, Department of Community Medicine, MediCiti Institute of Medical Sciences.
  • Dr. Manjunath Dinaker, Physician, GYD Diagnostics Lab (Pvt.) Ltd. Hyderabad. .
  • Amount of funding: US $ 48,398 (Rs.29.88 Lakhs)
  • Source of funding: NIH Fogarty International Center
  • The objectives of the study are to :
  • Estimate the prevalence of metabolic syndrome among the sample People Living with HIV. Explore research areas for policy making and addressing co-infection of non-communicable diseases. Hypertension, blood pressure and lipid profile are collected from the clients with their consent.

    As on March, 2015, 162 participants against the 400 participants to be recruited in the study. Identifying creatinine levels, blood picture, height, weight of the participants and administering questionnaires, identifying risk factors are also included in the project.

    1. Dinaker Manjunath, MD, Chengapp Kechamada Uthappa, MPH, Sri Rama Kattula, MD, Ramesh Reddy Allam, MAE, Nalini Chava, MSc, and Ganesh Oruganti, MD “Metabolic Syndrome Among Urban Indian Young Adults:Prevalence and Associated Risk Factors” - Metabolic Syndrome And Related Disorders- Volume 12, Number 7, 2014-Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. Pp. 1–9.DOI: 10.1089/met.2014.0003.