100 villages of Kolhapur District from nine subdistricts – taluka.
Awareness is an ongoing process. The activities are focused on identifying HRGs (High Risk Group), Bridge and PLHIV(People Living with HIV) to bring about attitudinal and behavioral change in rural area. The activities will focus on Behavior Change Communication, health care providers (for referrals), testing and treatment, holding health camps and Networking with other services for PLHIV –people living with HIV.
Rationale for the Intervention
Rural population more Vulnerable to HIV
Female sex workers based in rural areas, spouses of migrants and truckers may get affected and are not aware of their infection
Awareness motivates people to undergo HIV testing and helps in early detection
Early detection and in time treatment prevents development of AIDS, helps in getting better quality and quantity of life.
HIV/AIDS disproportionately affects young people
Educate people and try to minimize stigma and discrimination