Adoption for Medical Treatment of HIV Positive Children
Lotus Medical Foundation implementing PPTCT ( Prevention of Parent to child Transmission of HIV) program from 2007 and Care Centre (dedicated hospital for HIV patients) from June2008. We came across many HIV positive children during this. They are infected by HIV through their mothers who are HIV positive. And many of them have lost both or either parent due to HIV and are been looked after by Grandparents or Uncles and Aunties. They also need to take treatment for HIV. These drugs have side effects and need to administer drugs by stringent timings.
As the care takers are either old or not aware of the importance of medicines irrespective of repeated counseling, we thought of having group therapy of children with care givers. We took get together for two successive years and then come up with idea of adopting ill, low weight or children with special problems for medical care. These children may lose schooling due to illnesses and stigma.