CHAI has been to implementing HIV/AIDS Intervention Programmes since 1993. We have enabled over 150 of its Member Institutions to manage HIV/AIDS community care centres offering in-patient and out-patient services providing treatment for opportunistic infections, clinical management, counseling and care partnering with public health institutions, government and other NGOs.
- As a Sub-Recipient, CHAI implements the CMAI – CDC Quality Management System in Blood Banks project – one of the key priority areas of NACP IV, in 5 zones covering 20 states, including all of north-east. The project aims to ensure the provision of safe and quality blood even to far-flung remote areas of the country in the shortest possible time, by a well-coordinated National Blood Transfusion Service.
- CHAI MIs implement community health interventions in 150 operational areas of 12 States, including 90 Holistic Care Centres (HCCs – formerly Community Care Centres (CCCs), supporting PLHIVs. Thirty of these HCCs are being supported by Misereor up to December 2015.
- With Misereor’s continued support, CHAI implements the project Community health services, scaling up its interventions, carried out in the past project phase, on communicable diseases with special focus on HIV/AIDS (mainly PPTCT), NDCP, promoting collaboration with Govt. to complement public health schemes under PPP mode and promoting communitized health care, in 390 village communities, covering 9 States, involving 60 MIs under the facilitation of CHAI six Regional Units.
- CHAI implements, as a Sub-Recipient, USAID/OVC project, in two states, with Karnataka Health Promotion Trust (KHPT), aiming to enhance the quality of life of children orphaned as a result of HIV.
- In the past, the Primary Health Centre (PHC) Enhancement Program was implemented in partnership with CDC capacitated nurses to provide HIV/AIDS related services at PHCs in erstwhile Andhra Pradesh and reached 700,000 people with counselling and testing services and 2.2 million people with HIV prevention messages. 266 nurses who worked in this project were successfully absorbed by the NRHM.
- In collaboration with NACO, 123 of 253 erstwhile Community Care Centers (CCCs)for PLHIVs across the country were managed by CHAI MIs until April 2013. More than 15,00,000 PLHIVs received outpatient services and approximately 500,000 PLHIVs received in-patient services from these CCCs of CHAI MIs.
- School AIDS education Programme: implemented in over 1000 private high schools spread across 11 districts of AP, in collaboration with APSACS in the academic years 2002-03 and 2003-04; trained 810 School Principles, 1,620 teachers and 1,620 peer educators on HIV/AIDS.
- Strengthening Nurses Expertise in HIV/AIDS (SNEH): Partnered with CDC- Family Health International (FHI) in developing HMIS for the Andhra Nursing Council.
- Indian Nurses Specialized in HIV/AIDS and ART (INSAA): The program, in collaboration with CDC and I-TECH, aimed at capacity strengthening of Nurses working with ART Centers in 5 states of India, AP, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Gujarat.