HIV IN INDIA

MISSION FOR HIV

Reduce 80% new infections by 2024 and end the HIV epidemic in India by 2030
By 2024, 95% people living with HIV know their status, 95% of those who know their status on treatment and 95% of people on treatment with supressed viral loads

WHAT WE DO

In collaboration with NACO, IHAT works with Delhi State AIDS Control Society in Delhi and Karnataka State AIDS Prevention Society in Karnataka to lead the technical support units (TSUs) in the states. The TSUs provide technical support to the Targeted Intervention programs for Key Population (Female Sex Workers, Men who have Sex with Men, Transgender, People Who Inject Drugs) and Bridge population (Migrants and Truckers).

  • STRATEGIC PLANNING AND MONITORING

Support NACO and the State AIDS Control Societies in strategic planning and monitoring of biomedical, behavioural & structural interventions to prevent new infections among key populations and enable early detection and provision of comprehensive care for people living with HIV

  • CAPACITY BUILDING

Build capacity of community based organisations and non-profit organisations implementing the Targeted Interventions through assessment of skill gaps, developing training calendars and supporting roll out of trainings

  • CREATING AN ENABLING ENVIRONMENT

Enable social structures to remove stigma against key populations and people living with HIV by sensitising medical professionals and law makers to empathise with them and facilitate care

  • INNOVATING FOR CHANGE

Support the development of innovative interventions to address the changing landscape of HIV in the country

Resources

HIV Intervention in Spas and Massage Parlours in Delhi

With the evolution of sex work patterns, newer physical places like Spas and Massage Parlours are emerging as new venues for sex work. The traditional peer-educator based Targeted Interventions reach out to the Key Population at geographical hotspots. However, these new venues are often unreached. DL TSU, in collaboration with DSACS, identified this implementation gap and supported DSACS to design this intervention to reach out and provide HIV services to the FSWs and MSMs who engage in sex work through Spas and Massage Parlours in Delhi.

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The Network Operator Approach strengthens the outreach of HIV services for Female Sex Workers in Delhi

The expansion of mobile technology and use of mobile phones have led to changes in the patterns of sex work solicitation among female sex workers (FSWs). FSWs have also increased their dependence on mediators termed ‘Network Operators’ (NWOs) for client solicitation. This Implementation Brief describes the NWO approach that the Targeted Interventions in Delhi adopted in order to reach out and facilitate linkage to HIV services for this hidden FSW population. The DL TSU technically supported the DSACS to design, train implementers and evaluate this strategy.

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An Evidence Brief on Mapping and Size Estimation of MSMs active on Virtual Platforms in Delhi

This report shares a key evidence from a mapping & size estimation effort that reveals how a significant number of MSMs in the Delhi NCT are on multiple virtual platforms. It also highlights that not many of them have been contacted by conventional Targeted Interventions. This establishes the need & opportunity for a specially-designed virtual intervention to reach out to the MSM population with HIV prevention, treatment and care services.

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