Abhivyakti Foundation

HIV / AIDS Projects

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Targeted Intervention Project

Abhivyakti Foundation with the support of the State AIDS Control Societies runs Targeted Intervention (TI) projects for People Who Inject Drugs (PWID), Men who have Sex with Men (MSMs), and Transgenders (TGs).

Targeted intervention is a very significant component of National AIDS Control Programme (NACP). These interventions provide an opportunity to provide comprehensive and integrated HIV prevention as well as care and support services to extremely marginalized High-Risk Groups, such as Female Sex Workers (FSWs), Men who have Sex with Men (MSMs), Transgenders (TGs), People Who Inject Drugs (PWID) and also to bridge populations like Migrant workers and long-distance Truckers.

Currently Abhivyakti Foundation is implementing 4 TIs. In these TIs we are working with core population. while remaining 21 are working with bridge population. Core group includes Female Sex Workers, Men who have Sex with Men, Transgenders & People Who Inject Drugs.

In Punjab:

In Punjab state with the support of Punjab State AIDS Control Society we are implementing 2 TIs Projects with People Who Inject Drugs (PWID) in district Amritsar & Jalandhar.

In Delhi:

In Delhi with the support of Delhi State AIDS Control Society we are implementing 1 TI Project with Men who have Sex with Men in Burari.

In Uttar Pradesh:

In Uttar Pradesh with the support of Uttar Pradesh State AIDS Control Society we are implementing 1 TI Project with Transgender Community in Ghaziabad.

Care & Support Centre

Abhivyakti Foundation with the support of Hindustan Latex Family Planning Promotion Trust (HLFPPT) implementing 3 Care and Support Centres in Jalandhar, Tarn Taran & Bathinda district of Punjab.

The care and support project provide the following services to people affected by and living with HIV/AIDS: Psychosocial support, health care services, Voluntary Counselling and Testing Centre, nutritional support, economic support, emergency relief, direct services to children affected by AIDS, and capacity building activities.

the project provides information regarding conservation of social rights. Support from community and religious leaders is sought for the promotion of the cause of the project. The staffs also help the affected/infected people in acquiring Government and others non-governmental agencies support.

Support groups consisting of People Living with HIV/AIDS/Children Affected by AIDS are formed and guided by the team. Setting up of a care team consisting of people living with HIV/AIDS has also helped the programme considerably.

The situation has changed after the project made its presence in the area. People accept people living with HIV/AIDS. Family members who rejected them have come forward to support them in starting income generation programmes. Medical aid has been arranged at low costs and sometimes free of cost for the needy.

Opioid Substitution Therapy Centres

We are running 2 OST centres in Punjab. These centres are effective in substantially reducing drug use, HIV risk behaviour, death from overdose and criminal activity, and financial and other hardships faced by drug users and their families. Protocols prescribed by National AIDS Control Organization, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare are strictly adhered to at these centres.