- To provide access to information to people living with HIV.
- To promote social acceptance of people living with HIV and their families to reduce stigma and discrimination.
- To provide opportunities for Networking for people living with HIV.
- To raise awareness among people emphasizing the particular vulnerability of Women to HIV.
- To facilitate and improve access to treatment for people living with HIV.
- To promote and protect Human rights of people living with HIV.
- To promote Greater involvement of People Living with HIV (GIPA) at all levels of decision-making.
- To promote opportunities for skill building of its members, in order to achieve objectives of the Organization.
- Information Dissemination & Communication
- Providing Care and Support Services
- Developing Skill & capacities of PLHIV.
- Referral services
- HIV & AIDS awareness, prevention and sensitization programs for HCP, SAEP, General Public
- Mobilizing PLHIV.
- Hospital admission and Home visits as and when require.
- Peer Counseling (Pre- Post, Grief, Family etc)
- Providing correct information on Life after infection.
- Motivate PLHIV to speak in public as a positive speaker.
A POSITIVE STEP PROGRAMME'
I. Activities with children
1. Distributions of Educational material:
PLHIVs especially women are facing the financial crunch due to high cost of HIV treatment &death of their husband by AIDS, who was sole earning member in the family. They are unable to fulfill the educational requirement of children by bearing expenses in available income resources. Thus, there is urgent need to provide educational needs to children who can not continue their education due to lack of financial support by their affected or infected family members. Children will be provided with the necessary educational material like school fees, admission fees, uniforms, books, remedial coaching, etc.
2. Nutritional food supply to HIV affected and infected children:
Although micronutrient supplements may help to meet increased nutritional requirements, nutritional supplements cannot replace eating a balanced and healthy diet. Furthermore, supplements are often not available, are expensive and may leave less money for food. Whether a person is infected with HIV or not, WHO and UNAIDS recommend a good mixed diet, whenever possible, rather than dietary supplements.
Sarika lives with her mother & younger brother. She lives in rural area. Her school is at a distance of 1 hour from her house by walk. Then also she has the will power to attend school regularly. People who lives around them ignores them and refuses to talk with them because of their status of HIV. Although atmosphere around them is worst; Sarika's mother is standing behind them as their backbone. Her mother herself creates good atmosphere around them so that she did not have to face problem.
But now, there have been a lot of changes seen in her. She has started showing interest in studies which was less within her in the beginning. And the support she is getting from her mother because of her regular attendance in "Parent's Meeting."
They are living in that place which is besides her paternal uncle's house, where he keeps his domestic animals like hens etc. Sarika's mother has covered that place with wooden sticks and red mud. They have to face lot of trouble because there are dangerous insects in their house even though she manages to keep her house-cum-shed neat and clean and free from insects. The main part is that her mother has got this confidence to live happily just because of all the moral & other support they are getting from 'Positive Step' program.