HIV/AIDS

 

Targeted Intervention among Injecting Drug Users(IDU), Transgender(TG), Female Sex Workers(FSW), Migrants on HIV/AIDS

 

 

Target area

District of Nagaon and recently created district of HOJAI, Assam.

 

 

Target group

Injecting Drug Users, Transgender, Female Sex Workers and Migrants.

 

 

Aims & Objectives

Provide proper counselling to the targeted group; Behaviour Change Communication to address specific vulnerabilities of key populations; early diagnosis and treatment of sexually transmitted infections (STI)

 

 

Goal of the project

Voluntary counselling and testing, reduction in HIV, AIDS through proper intervention among the Injecting Drug Users. Fostering an enabling environment to reduce stigma and discrimination

 

 

Supporting Agency

Assam State AIDS Control Society and NACO

 

 

Activities

The Injecting Drug Users (IDU), Transgender (TG), Female Sex Workers (FSW), are identified by the Outreach workers (ORW), then they select the Peer Educators (PE) among them, primarily counselling are done by the counsellor then they are motivated to visit the Drop in Centre (DIC) spend time in a healthy environment, the IDUs/TG/FSW are counselled to protect themselves from transmission of HIV. They are advised to use one needle and should not share them. Needles are supplied to the IDUs. FSW and TGs are counselled to have protective sex using condoms which are also supplied to them or they purchase it from the social marketing cell. In the DIC one doctor attends the IDUs and provides specific treatment with the help of ANM. The Counsellor and Project Manager along with ORWs, PE attends the hotspot zone and conducts meeting on Behavioural changes, HIV/AIDS, STI etc.

A large number of youth boards trains at Lumding Railway Junction every day in search of livelihoods in Southern and Western States. Most of them are early n their adolescence and not much educated. They lack information about healthy life styles and often fell or lured by the sex workers at the destination cities. Peer pressure to have alcohol and sex with the commercial sex workers sometimes make them vulnerable toward Sexually Transmitted Diseases which may culminate in to AIDS.

The Out Reach Workers attend the Station and Bus Stops regularly and interact with them in groups they also handover them Informative Booklets in their vernacular.

Health camps are organized in the source villages to screen the families of the migrants in frequent intervals with the help of State Health and Family Welfare department.

 

 

Beneficiaries

The High Risk Group, Migrants their family members and sexual partners

 

 

Outcome

To reduce and check spreading of HIV/AIDS and STD among the society. A comprehensive understanding of HIV /AIDS by the HRG and the Society their family.

 


OUR PROJECTS

- ARYABHATTA SCIENCE CENTRE
- HIV/AIDS
- SELF HELP GROUP PROMOTION
- FOOD & NUTRITION
- EK SAATH PROGRAMME FOR MEN
- ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION