Mallika Alexander, MBBS, DGO

Medical Manager
Clinical Trial Unit
National AIDS Research Institute
Plot o 73 G-block, M I D C, Bhosari
Pune, Maharashtra 411026, India


• Medical Doctor- MBBS; DGO
• Total no. of years of experience: 31 years
• Experience in clinical trials: 15 years
• Experience in clinical research: 20 years
• Experience in social science research: 5 years
• Experience in clinical work: 10 years
• Experience as trainer- medical and paramedical workers: 8 years
• Master trainer for reproductive and child health national Programme of India

Research Interest

Her research interests include: Clinical trials for HIV prevention and care and treatment, Ethical and regulatory issues in clinical trials, Hetero sexual anal sex, High risk behavioural studies, HIV and cancer, Perinatally HIV infected, Prevention and management of sexually Transmitted Infections, Contraception, Reproductive and sexual health, Women’s health, Adolescents and youth sexual health

Scientific Activities


1. Presented a poster entitled Significant Prevalence of Heterosexual Anal Sex among FSWs in India Highlights the Need for Specifically Tailored Interventions for HIV Preventionat, HIV Research for Prevention 2014: AIDS Vaccine, Microbicide and ARV-based Prevention Science (HIV R4P), Cape Town: October, 2014
2. Attended annual MTN meeting every year at Washington DC from 2008 to 2014
3. Attended and presented a short oral presentation on “Practice of Anal Sex and its Associated Factors Among Female Sex workers: Data from Survey of FSWs from Four States of India”-Microbicide 2012 conference at Sydney, Australia April, 2012
4. Organized and attendee a Consultative Meeting “Galvanizing Evidence for HIV Management ” at NARI, Pune January, 2011
5. Consultative meeting on challenges in measuring youth transitions to adulthood November, 2010
6. Poster discussion at 2010 International Microbicides Conference, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on Unmet Need for Safe Sex Practice and Opportunities for Vaginal Microbicides among HIV Uninfected Female Sex Workers (FSW) in India May, 2010.
7. Poster presentation on Involving Parents: As Vehicles Of Change In Adolescent Sexual And Reproductive Health In Urban and Rural India at DFID dissemination meeting in New Delhi 2007
8. Paper presented on Pre Marital relationships in Traditional Setting in India: Underlying Factors at the Population Council dissemination meeting in New Delhi 2006
9. Paper presented on Exploring The Correlates: Pre-Marital Relationships Among Unmarried Young Women and Men In A Traditional Settings, Pune District, Maharsahtra, India at International Conference on Emerging Population Issues in the Asia Pacific Region: Challenges for the 21st Century, Mumbai 2006
10. Paper presented on Loveship and sex: Exploring formation of premarital partnerships among females and males in urban slum settings, Pune, India presented at 25th International conference of IUSSP, Tours, France. 2005
11. Paper on Exploring familial and societal factors that influence risk taking behaviour among youth in resource poor setting in India presented at Conference on Asian Family convened by NSU, Singapore 2004
12. Paper on Are We Geared For Management Of Infertility? A Study Of Public And Private Health Facilities In Maharashtra, India presented at International Conference on Psycho-social aspects of Childlessness, held at International Centre of Goa. 2002
13. Paper on Improving Post partum care with the aim of reducing Maternal Mortality in National level workshop at NIHFW, New Delhi. 2002
14. Policy making workshop regarding Tubectomy Death and Improving sex Ratio in Maharastra.- State Family Welfare Bureau, Maharashtra. 2001
15. Consultancy workshop for developing IEC material for adolescent boys-PATH project 2001
16. Policy making workshop on steps to implement Population Policy 2001 in Maharastra- State Family Welfare Bureau, Maharashtra 2000
17. Advocacy on Role of Village Health Workers in RCH- Conducted by Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, for Population Council, New York. 1999
18. Resource person for Training in Abortion Project for Investigators from West Bengal, India. 1997
19. All India Congress of Royal College of Obstetric and Gynecology. 1989
20. FOGSI-Conference for Gynecologists, Cochin. Won a prizes for poster competition and in Sonography quiz competition. 1989
21. FOGSI-Conference for Gynecologists, Trichy. Read a paper on An Unusual case of multiple fibroids with Pregnancy. 1988


1. Alexander M, Chidrawar S, Deshpande S, Paranjape R. Significant Prevalence of Heterosexual Anal Sex among FSWs in India Highlights the Need for Specifically Tailored Interventions for HIV Prevention. AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses. 2014; 30(Suppl1): A273-A274. doi: 10.1089/aid.2014.5616.abstract
2. Alexander M, Mainkar M, Deshpande S, Chidrawar S, Sane S, Mehendale S. Heterosexual Anal Sex among Female Sex Workers in High HIV Prevalence States of India: Need for Comprehensive Intervention. PlosONE. 2014; 9(2): e88858. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0088858
3. Godbole SV, Mane AK, Chidrawar SR, et al. Prevalence of anal Human papillomavirus (HPV) infection among HIV-infected women from India. JAIDS . 2014; 67(3): e111-e114. doi:10.1097/QAI.0000000000000328
4. Jejeebhoy S, Acharya R, Alexander M, Garda L, Kanade S. Agency among unmarried young people in India: Levels, patterns and gender differences. Economic and Political weekly. 2010; XLV(30): 56-64.
5. Alexander M, Garda L, Jeejebhoy S, Ganatra B. Exploring The Correlates: Pre-Marital Relationships Among Unmarried Young Women and Men In A Traditional Settings, Pune District, Maharsahtra, India. International Family Planning Perspectives. 2006.
6. Kanade S, Alexander M, Garda L, Jeejebhoy S, Ganatra B. Exploring young people’s sexual behaviours in India: Addressing methodological and ethical challenges in field research. Journal Of Family Welfare. 2006.
7. Alexander M, Garda L, Kanade S, Ganatra B, Jeejebhoy S. Romance and Sex Premarital Partnership formation among Young Women and Men, Pune District, India. Reproductive Health Matters. 2006; 14(28): 1-12. doi: 10.1016/S0968-8080(06)28265-X
8. Alexander M. CD4:CD8 ratio and non AIDS defining events in virally suppressed HIV infected patients: need to look beyond CD4+ T cell counts. HIV/AIDS Res Treat Open J. 2015; 2(1): e12-e15.