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Drishtikon - Projects on AIDS

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TVE Project (March 1996 – February 1997)
The main objective of the project TVE was to develop IEC (Information, Education & Communication) Material for school & college going adolescent youth. This project of one–year duration was sponsored by TVE London and funded by Ms. Ramola Bachchan, the then Chairperson of East West Committee London. Nearly 1000 school & college going students of Delhi were interviewed before developing the Flyer. The flyer along with providing the relevant information on modes of HIV transmission and its prevention including Safe Sexual practices, laid emphasis on postponing the first sexual experience.

The findings of the survey were presented at the ‘XI International Conference on AIDS’ at Vancouver, Canada in July 96 The title of the presentation was, ‘Adolescent Indian Youth, Sexuality and Need to Enhance STDs Related Information with AIDS Awareness Programmes’

Project ‘Kavach’ (Oct 2004 – Jul 2006)
Drishtikon collaborated with Transport Corporation of India Foundation for it’s nation wide HIV/AIDS prevention project ‘KAVACH’ for truckers community. Two locations Punjabi Bagh transport center and mangolpuri industrial area were being covered by Drishtikon for spreading awareness, bringing about behaviour change and providing clinical and counseling services and social marketing of condoms targeting mainly long distance truck drivers.

Project goals
To arrest the spread of HIV among truckers and associated high–risk population in India so as to reduce the morbidity, mortality, and impact of AIDS in the country.

Specific Objective
  1. BCC
    The project reached out to 21,000 trucker in one year, in Punjabi bagh and Mangol Puri for prevention of HIV/AIDS /STIs through One to one interaction.
    One to group interaction.
    Street plays/Magic shows.
    Peer educators.
  2. STI Treatment
    The project was able to provide quality STI services to 1500 truckers in one year
  3. Condom Promotion
    To promote condom usage, social marketing of condoms is done in Punjabi Bagh and Mangolpuri through condom depot holders.
  4. Community Mobilization
    For supporting and participating in project activities, Secondary Stake Holders at Punjabi Bagh and, Mangolpuri were mobilized through advocacy meetings and Infotainment programs.
    A local advisory board had been set up which conducted regular monthly meetings for the organised and smooth running of the program.
  5. Capacity building
    To upgrade the level of knowledge and provide appropriate skills to the staff and peer educators to work for prevention of HIV/AIDS/STIs and to be able to deal with issues related to HIV/AIDS/STIs, Reproductive, Sexual Health and management training programs are being organized periodically at the implementation level as well as in collaboration with the funding agency as and when required.


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