Name of the ProjectChild Supplementary Nutrition and Health Care
Geographical AreaBangalore and Neighbour Districts
Target GroupChildren Living with HIV/AIDS
Aims & ObjectivesAim of this project is to increase the immunity levels of the children by offering them proper nutrition and health monitoring.
Goal of the ProjectTo expand the life expectancy of children living with HIV/AIDS.
Enrolled Beneficiaries Around 150 children being served as on today.
ActivitiesSince 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 150 children in Bangalore.
Core activities of the project
Nutritional Support
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
Psycho-social Support
Travel and logistical Support
Date & Venue Second Saturday of every month at Ramnagara and 3rd Saturday at Mandya in Karnataka.
OutcomeBy 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 CLHAs.