Continuum of Care Services to Orphans and Vulnerable Children Infected and Affected by HIV/AIDS in India
India’s HIV prevalence is estimated to be 0.36 percent of its population, amounting to 2.5 million people and out of which 94,000 and 2,376,140 are children and adults respectively. Estimates also cite an incidence of 32,628 children infected every year through mother to child transmission. Small proportions are also infected by unsafe injections and infected blood transfusions, a preventable cause which continues in resource limited countries. Nearly half of reported AIDS cases are in the 15-29 age group… Read More…
Care and Support Facilities for HIV/AIDS-Infected
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.
Primary Health Centre Enhancement Project (PHCEP)
PHCEP is implemented in collaboration with Andhra Pradesh State AIDS Control Society to provide comprehensive HIV-related services to the rural population in Andhra Pradesh through a nurse-practitioner posted at the Primary Health Centers. The Project has reached 700,000 people; contributed to over 40% of the state’s counselling and testing services in its operational districts; reached 2.2 million people with HIV prevention messages. It has also provided a slew of Prevention of Parent-to-Child-Transmission of HIV services to around 3,600 HIV-positive pregnant women.
School AIDS Education Programme
Rolled-out in over 1,000 private high schools spanning 11 districts of Andhra Pradesh, the programme reaches out to the adolescent population with clear, authentic information related to sex and sexuality, HIV/AIDS, and peer pressure. Through this we could successfully spread awareness on HIV/AIDS/RTI and Life Skills Education among 141,043 students and also to the communities at large. Also 2047 teachers, 79 state resource-persons and 1566 peer-educators have been trained.
Community/Home-based Care and Support Services
Considering the fact that people living with HIV/AIDS need care, support and treatment in a non-discriminating environment, CHAI implemented the provision of Community/Home-based care and support services to People Living with HIV/AIDS. Around 40,000 families affected with HIV/AIDs were reached with psychological, psycho-social, educational and medical services through 40 Community Care Centers.
Strengthening Nursing Expertise on HIV/AIDS (SNEH)
This initiative aims at increasing nursing capabilities in providing HIV clinical care services in India as part of sector-wide efforts to strengthen human resources for health (HRH) systems. The specific objectives are to demonstrate an effective model of capacity-building of nurses working in HIV/AIDS ART centres and LACs and to strengthen human resource management of nursing in India. Read More…