It is our pleasure to welcome you to the 11th National Conference of AIDS Society of India – ASICON 2018 at Bangalore from 2-4 November. After ASICON 2012 at Taj Yeshwantpur, it’s Bangalore’s turn again as the venue. Established in the year 2000, ASI is now 18 years old, surviving both – ‘infant mortality rate’ and ‘childhood mortality rate’ that is so high not merely for children but for organizations and is now in its adulthood. ASI is now a matured and well recognized organization, thanks to the efforts and support of hundreds of its members and well-wishers across the globe. While we fulfilled its main mandate of organising national conference annually since 2nd conference – ASICON 2009, its second mandate to publish a newsletter/journal has been fulfilled this year. Apart from organizing several continued medical education (CMEs), training workshops, symposia and partnering with several like-minded organisations on regular basis over the years, ASI has also achieved its much desired advisory status in last few years.
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