Targeted Interventions Program performance Analysis of HIV/AIDS in an NGO of North India
Introduction: AIDS is a severe immunological disorder caused by the retrovirus HIV, resulting in a defect in cell-mediated immune response that is manifested by increased susceptibility to opportunistic infections and to certain rare cancers. It is transmitted primarily by exposure to contaminated body fluids, especially blood and semen.
Aim and Objectives: The study was planned with the objective to study the function and organisation of SOFOSH (NGO), Chandigarh in the field of Targeted Interventions for HIV/AIDS.
Material and Methods: An observational study was conducted on randomly selected Female Sex Workers (FSW) in the year 2011.
Results: The activities mainly includes STI services, Condom use, Behaviour Change Communication (BCC) through peer and outreach, Building enabling environment, Ownership building in the community, Linking prevention to HIV related care and support services. These activities are provided through ICTC, mobile ICTC, ART centres, network clinics and dispensaries. These activities are carried out as per the guidelines of NACO. CSACS provides the funds, trainings, stock, IEC material to NGO. Regular meetings and seminars are conducted at CSACS to discuss the various issues and difficulties with all the staff members including PD, PM, ANM, PE, Counsellors etc.
Conclusion: It can be concluded as the TI project focuses on FSWs to provide them preventive, promotive and curative facilities against HIV/AIDS.
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