HIV / AIDS

HIV / AIDS

PROMOTION OF ADOLESCENT HEALTH, EDUCATION AND DEVELOPMENT THROUGH SELF SUSTAINING PLHIV NETWORK IN TIRUNELVELI DISTRICT, TAMIL NADU, INDIA -Ai??AHEAD

In response to the grave situation in Tirunelveli District in the context of HIV/AIDS and in continuation of the initiatives of Family Health International, in 2007, Pro-Vision initiated the Project on Comprehensive HIV/AIDS Prevention, Care and Support Project in eight blocks of Tirunelveli District implemented by four partner NGOs in 2007. Later in 2009, it was extended to five more blocks and in 2013 another four blocks with the aim of reached the unreached areas with the support of Malteser International. While Pro-Vision partners covered 17 blocks, the Salvation Army Community Health and Development Programme covered the remaining 3 blocks. Thus the entire district of Tirunelveli was covered and the PLHIV from the district were organised into self sustaining support groups, co-ordinated at the block level and federated at the district level as Nellai Sutram.

GOAL OF THE PROJECT

The long-term goal aimed at isAi??Enhancement of the quality of life of the PLHIV and their family members and prevention and control of the transmission of STI, HIV/AIDSAi??in Tirunelveli District.

SPECIFIC RESULTS AIMED AT

While the overall goal remains the same over the period of time, the specific results aimed at vary according to the development in the field and the emerging needs. The current results aimed at are:

  1. 600 out of the 900 ALHIV and AAHIV targeted improved in their life skills (psychosocial and interpersonal) within 33 months
  2. 300 ALHIV/ AAHIV gained knowledge on treatment, higher education and employment opportunities within 33 months
  3. Nellai Sutram with a membership of 1000 PLHIV advocating for the welfare and rights of PLHIV over a period of 33 months
  4. The project team facilitating sustainability of the impact created in the past

PARTNERS AND TARGET AREA

PARTNERS

TARGET AREA

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  • Capacity building
  • Orientation to Directors
  • Training to Staff
  • Promotion of IEC
  • Co-ordination
  • Monitoring
  • Review and Planning
  • Strategic Support

ACTIVITIES BY PARTNERS

Prevention of STI, HIV/AIDS

Home and Community Based Care and Support

  • Counselling to PLHIV
  • Home based care to PLHIV
  • Training on self care
  • Training to family members of PLHIV
  • Referral for management of OI / STD

Strengthening PLHIV Network

  • Formation of support groups
  • Strengthening block co-ordinations
  • Guidance to District FederationAi??Ai??Nellai Sutram

MAJOR ACHIEVEMENTS (March 2016)

 

NO INDICATOR AT PT CPE AC TOTAL
1 PLHIV reached 474 507 327 721 2029
2 PLHIV under HBC 366 423 269 365 1423
3 Registered in ART centre 361 418 257 360 1396
4 PLHIV on ART 183 211 118 130 642
5 Support groups 14 15 13 16 58
6 Membership in support groups 105 186 97 144 532
7 Block Co-ordination 3 3 4 3 13
8 Membership in block coordination 42 45 39 48 174
9 Effectively functioning IGPs 31 13 21 31 96
10 Friends of PLHIV forums 11 9 20 9 49
11 PLHIV benefited in Govt. schemes (widow pension, Free patta, cluster house) 85 66 39 47 237

Intervention among the ALHIV and AAHIV

  • Home based counselling to adolescents
  • LSE sessions to adolescents
  • Training to adolescents on RH and personality development
  • Training to ALHIV on treatment seeking and adherence to treatment
  • Financial Support for Higher Education
  • Career Guidance to adolescents
  • Training to family members on adolescent health and education
  • Advocacy meeting with educational institutions

An innovative educational support scheme was experimented during 2013 – 14. The nineteen adolescents supported are now undergoing higher educations.

During 2014 to 2016, the children studying 10th, 11th and 12th standard are targeted with a plan that when the child completes 12th standard @ INR 30,000 would be available for the child, though the project would mobilize more support like concession from educational institutions and tap government schemes. The volume of support per month will be decided based on the standard of studying and number of months the child is likely to get the support.

CLASS PER MONTH / PER CHILD NO OF MONTHS TOTAL PER CHILD EXPECTED TOTAL (including interest)
PROJECT (50%) COMMUNITY (25%) PARENT (25%) PROJECT (50%) COMMUNITY (25%) PARENT (25%)
12 1200 600 600 12 14,400 Ai??7,200 7,200 30,000
11 600 300 300 24 14,400 7,200 Ai??7,200 30,000
10 500 250 250 30 15,000 Ai??7,500 Ai??7,500 32,000

 

The project support would be deposited in the account of the SGs. Adding their contribution and that of the parent the SGs would ensure that the money is deposited in the child’s account every month. The joint venture will motivate the parents and adolescents to study well and plan their future career with confidence.