BJ Government Medical College launches new study to assess TB, HIV, diabetes among pregnant women

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The Indian Express

The BJ Government Medical College, Pune, in collaboration with Johns Hopkins University, and Weill Cornell Medical College, USA, launched a new study that will assess the interaction of Tuberculosis (TB), HIV and Gestational Diabetes among pregnant women.

The launch of the study coincides with the World TB week. “Titled `PraGaTHi’, this study will explore how the changes in immunity due to pregnancy and Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM) increase the risk of Tuberculosis or TB in pregnant and postpartum women,” said Dr Sanjaykumar Tambe, Principal Investigator and Professor and Head of Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, BJ Government Medical College, Pune.