HIV / AIDS community programs are collaborative ventures undertaken
with AVERT, ARCON, MSACS and supported by Bill Gates & Bill Clinton Foundations.
Information, Education, Counseling (IEC) :
Awareness in urban & rural communities, explaining the cause, method of transmission
and approach to patients with emphasis on preventive measures is carried out by
various means which include health talks, slide & film shows, street plays,
Work Place Intervention :
Pediatric ART :
The migrant sugarcane harvesting workers who arrive in large numbers are the focus
of attention wherein a team of coordinators, counselors and out-reach workers undertake
education, condom distribution and awareness. STI detection, referrals and peer
education is also carried out.
Free ART, nutritional supplements, traveling expenses, investigations including
CD4 counts, treatment of opportunistic infection and social support is provided
for children affected with HIV/AIDS.
Integrated Counseling & Testing Centre :
Pre & post test counseling for spouse & children of HIV affected patients,
referrals for patients suffering from TB, or other opportunistic infection for free
Anti Retroviral Therapy and treatment under RNTCP.
Preventing Transmission from Mother to Child (PPTCT) :
It involves ANC testing for HIV & treating the HIV positive mother during labour
& child after birth to prevent transmission.
Cancer Awareness, Early Detection and Treatment of Cancer in
Public awareness about cancer has increased but it is limited to those with formal
education living in urban settings. In rural India cancer still remains a myth and
is viewed as disease with no definitive remedy.
The advent of new knowledge, advanced methods for early detection and a whole new
armoury for treatment has already resulted in improved disease-free survivals. This
community program with the theme ‘Cancer can be challenged, Cancer can be overcome’
aims at educating, counseling and detecting cancer by conducting health talks, diagnostic
camps and screening tests like mammography and pap-smears in an attempt to reach
people living in villages.