Care & SupportIncreasing treatment adherence, reducing stigma and discrimination, and improving the quality of life of people living with HIV.
Vihaan is a national initiative for establishing and managing Care & Support Centres (CSCs) in 31 States/UTs across India to improve the quality of life of people living with HIV/AIDS (PLHIV). Working in collaboration with NACO and with support from The Global Fund, the Vihaan consortium is being led by India HIV/AIDS Alliance as Principal Recipient. HLFPPT,(Hindustan Latex Family Planning Promotion trust ) as Sub Recipient, Shaan Foundation is the Sub Sub recipient in Ludhiana through CSC ,the project focuses on PLHIV registrations at the CSC, providing them counseling, ensuring HIV testing of their partners, advocacy for their mainstreaming & linking them with government schemes, ensuring treatment adherence and bringing LFUs (Lost to Follow-ups) back to treatment.
Vihaan provides access to a range of quality care & support services using an integrated approach that complements existing HIV prevention and treatment programming. Working in coordination with nearby ART Centres, CSCs serve as safe spaces for PLHIV offering services that include counselling, outreach and follow-up support, health referrals, and linkages to social welfare schemes.
Shaan Foundation, Punjab implemented the CSC (Care and Support centre) in Ludhiana and Moga Districts by offering the services to the PLHIV people. There is Discrimination Response Team who activily address the cases of discrimination & stigma with in the PLHIV people in respective districts.