Profile Summary

Qualification & Experience

Consultant Infectious Diseases

Area of Expertise:

  • Providing clinical care for HIV-infected patients with or without co-morbid conditions who are either symptomatic or asymptomatic.
  • Sequencing ART among patients on failing therapy across different classes of drugs &/or developing resistance.
  • Providing clinical care for heavily treatment experienced patients.
  • Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) and Post exposure prophylaxis (PEP).
  • Conception in sero-discordant couples.
  • Assisted Reproductive Techniques (A.R.T.) for safe and HIV negative conception among HIV-infected patients in Serodiscordant relations.
  • Counselling for HIV-infected patients to ensure overall well-being physical,social and psycho-sexual.


Dr. Raj Harjani, Consultant Infectious Diseases comes with a rich experience of over 40 years in Infectious Diseases. After completing his MBBS (1977) in Topiwala National Municipal Medical College and B.Y.L. Nair Hospital Mumbai and D.V&D (1979) from Seth G.S. Medical College and K.E.M. Hospital Mumbai, he then visited overseas to complete his MIAS (Switzerland). He underwent specialized training in AIDS at ARCON (AIDS Research & Control Centre) which is a collaborative program of Government of Maharashtra and The University of Texas, Houston, USA. He also visited Sir J.J. Group of Hospitals (1994-1997), John Hopkins Medical Institute JHMI, MD; USA (2005, 2006, 2008) and Helen Joseph Hospital, Johannesburg, South Africa (2013). He is actively involved in research and has conducted research on HIV Genotypic drug resistance test in treatment of naive and experienced patients with Dr. Ram Malkani, Department of Dermatology, Jaslok Hospital & Research Centre. He also holds honourable position at Rajiv Gandhi Medical College and Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Hospital.Kalwa,Thane M.S.India.

Awards and Recognition

  • Prof. S. Premalatha Award for best research in dermatology - HIV/AIDS award in February 2020 (DERMACON2020)
  • Life Time Achievement Award for work done in the field of Dermatology and HIV-AIDS CUTICON 2020
  • Dr C.K.Jagavkar Award for Best paper: “Timed Assisted Reproduction Techniques in HIV Serodiscordant infertile couples in 2011
  • Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) conferred "Thane Gaurav" award for untiring efforts in the field of HIV/AIDS for 30 years and establishing ARCON centre in 2011
  • Multiple awards from Rotary International District 3140 for outstanding performance in the field of HIV AIDS

Research and Publications:


  • A study of antiretroviral resistance patterns in treatment experienced and naive human immunodeficiency virus infected-patients R.HARJANI,R.MALKANI Status Published 2016 IJSTD PMID 27890952 Prof. S. Premalatha award IADV&L award 2020
  • Drug Resistance Mutations to protease and Reverse Transcriptase inhibitors in Treatment naïve HIV-1 clade C infected individuals from Mumbai, India International Journal of Virology 7(1),13-23 2011 Research Gate P. D.Potdar, B.S.Daswani and N.J. Rane, Dr Ram Malkani, Dr Raj Harjani
  •  Harjani RG, Hinduja RH, Iyer AK. Intracranial lymphoma in human immunodeficiency virus-infected patients: A diagnostic dilemma? Indian J Sex Transm Dis AIDS. 2022 Jan-Jun;43(1):82-84.
  • Highly Active Anti Retroviral Therapy, Pre Exposure Prophylaxis, and assisted reproductive techniques for the conception of a seronegative baby in HIV serodiscordant couples: A retrospective analysis Dr Raj Harjani Dr Ritika Harjani Hinduja Indian Journal of Sexually Transmitted Diseases and AIDS Volume 42, Issue 1, January-June 2021 87
  •  Understanding drug resistance patterns across different classes of antiretrovirals used in HIV1infected treatment. Naïve and experienced patients in Mumbai, India ijstd AIDS 2022 DR Raj Harjani; Asha Iyer; Ms Ankita Chaurasia Indian J Sex Transm Dis AIDS 2022
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