From a secondary school education in a class that was a side-room of a temple at Peth-Wadgaon in Kolhapur to becoming a WHO-recognised expert in dealing with HIV/AIDS, has been a journey of grit and dedication for Dr Alka Deshpande. She was awarded the Padma Shri in 2001 for her work in setting up the first OPD for HIV patients at the JJ Hospital and sharing “Indian” methods of dealing with the disease with the international medical fraternity. She talks about her growing inte" /> From a secondary school education in a class that was a side-room of a temple at Peth-Wadgaon in Kolhapur to becoming a WHO-recognised expert in dealing with HIV/AIDS, has been a journey of grit and dedication for Dr Alka Deshpande. She was awarded the Padma Shri in 2001 for her work in setting up the first OPD for HIV patients at the JJ Hospital and sharing “Indian” methods of dealing with the disease with the international medical fraternity. She talks about her growing inte" /> From a secondary school education in a class that was a side-room of a temple at Peth-Wadgaon in Kolhapur to becoming a WHO-recognised expert in dealing with HIV/AIDS, has been a journey of grit and dedication for Dr Alka Deshpande. She was awarded the Padma Shri in 2001 for her work in setting up the first OPD for HIV patients at the JJ Hospital and sharing “Indian” methods of dealing with the disease with the international medical fraternity. She talks about her growing inte">

 

 

Every year, I used to see 20,000 HIV patients. Maybe because I am a woman I could understand the human issues better
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