Activitie Since pediatric formulations were not available, majority of the children living with HIV/AIDS were not able to get proper nutrition and treatment in India. Another big concern for those working in the field of HIV/AIDS is to reach out to the large number of children who have not been tested and who could be potential carriers of the virus. Identifying children who are vulnerable to HIV infection and verifying their status would therefore be a priority in this program. Currently this project is able to support up to 60 children in Mumbai.
Core activities of the project:
Diagnosis of HIV infection in infants and children
Enumeration of CD4 Cells in children found to be HIV Positive
ART initiation for children needed treatment
Diagnosis and management of Opportunistic Infections
Outcome By offering these services will enable the stigma free environment among the children suffering with HIV/AIDS. Therefore, this will reduce the stigma associated with the HIV disease in our society. While treating their opportunistic infections and offering them proper nutrition will also enable them to attend the school regularly and psycho-support (counseling) can impact on children to adopt good behaviour. In addition this support will strengthen the positive thinking to lead happy life among .
The HIV/AIDS pandemic is into its third decade. Over 3 million people in India are currently infected with HIV. According to Health Ministry of India nearly 70000 children living with HIV/AIDS. 70% of the children lose the parents to the disease. These children not only have to live without love and support of a parent but they have to find their ownway through uncertainity. There may not be a cure for AIDS yet, but we still have the power to help rewrite the future of thousands of children in India.