Andhra Pradesh is one of the high prevalence states in India and as early as 2000, the Hyderabad care and support initiative was started. This center is the first of its kind in the whole of Andhra Pradesh. It is a haven of refuge for PLHA in distress and on any given week day one may find the outpatient clinic crowded if not overflowing. PLHA come for treatment from across the state with the hope that this is the one place that will assist them in getting better.
Capacity: The centre has 35 beds and provides all services including intensive care and palliative care. The centre has a dedicated team of care professionals and networks extensively with public and private providers.
Funders: This initiative was funded by Andhra Pradesh State AIDS Control Society for 10 beds only.