Goa –HIV/AIDS centre Established in 2004

The Goa care and support initiative that began in 2004 was the first of two care centers that was established in the state of Goa. Situated in Mapusa this centre is located in serene surroundings. In the initial years there was a lot of stigma directed towards the running of this centre from the surrounding communities. Today the centre has a warm homely atmosphere and has been instrumental in spreading awareness across large sections of society in Goa.

Capacity:The centre has 10 beds and provides all necessary care requirements for PLHA in the region. For other advanced services the centre networks with other providers in the region.

 

Trichy –HIV/AIDS centre Established in 2007

Started in 2007 under Project ACT which is a part of the GFATM Round IV initiative this is the first large inpatient facility in Trichy. Tamil Nadu has a large HIV population and an equally large number of PLHA are recieving free ART from the government roll out. Trichy is also one of the districts with large numbers of PLHA and this centre was established keeping in mind the needs of this population.

Capacity: The centre is equipped with 50 beds and an inhouse laboratory. An experienced team provides round the clock care including emergency services. Ambulance services are also available. The centre is a bee hive of activity at all times and PLHA come from far and wide to seek services.

Objectives:

  • Provide access to care & support for PLHAs both pre and post ART.
  • Basic Diagnostics and link to tertiary care centers.
  • Management of Opportunistic Infections
  • Counseling
  • Develop linkages & networking with Govt. ART programs.
  • Enhance community sensitization

Funders: This initiative was funded by the Global Fund for AIDS, TB and Malaria Round IV through Principal Recipient Population Foundation of India.

The centres at Bagalkot, Guntur and Kakinada are all under Project ACT which is a part of the GFATM Round IV initiative.

Guntur –HIV/AIDS centre Established in 2006

Under Project ACT, the Guntur initiative began in 2005. Like most of the Freedom Foundation care initiatives, this too is the first large inpatient facility in Guntur- one of the most severely affected districts in Andhra Pradesh. Situated on the highway between Guntur & Vijaywada the centre stands as a beacon of hope for all those seeking care. The centre in a short span of 3 years has registered more than 8000 PLHA for care.

Capacity: The centre is equipped with 50 beds and an inhouse laboratory. An experienced team provides round the clock care including emergency services. Ambulance services are also available. The centre is a bee hive of activity at all times and PLHA come from far and wide to seek services.

Objectives:

  • Provide access to care & support for PLHAs both pre and post ART.
  • Basic Diagnostics and link to tertiary care centers.
  • Management of Opportunistic Infections
  • Counseling
  • Develop linkages & networking with Govt. ART programs.
  • Enhance community sensitization

Funders: This initiative was funded by the Global Fund for AIDS, TB and Malaria Round IV through Principal Recipient Population Foundation of India.

The centers at Bagalkot, Trichy and Kakinada are all under Project ACT which is a part of the GFATM Round IV initiative.