"ACI is a non political, non sectorial, non profit making organization working round the clock for HIV positive/AIDS patients in Mumbai, INDIA. ACI got registered in the year 2002 under the Bombay Public Trust Act. Reg: No: E -20263."
Awareness about the diseases plays a very important role, especially in HIV infected & Aids patients. Awareness is done to reduce social stigma and discrimination. During the talks we stress more on the prevention aspect. Prevention is better than CURE, this should hit the mind of the common people. With one person getting infected every minute in our country, HIV/AIDS can become a major economy problem. As such 50% of the cases are in the young age group (between 20-45 yrs). Awareness amongst the youngster is also very important. They can bring a revolutionary change by creating awareness amongst all the classes in the society. Awareness done is not restricted only to risk prone population. Door to door awareness is the need of the hour. One of the important aspects in awareness is to create positivism in the mind of both the partners before marriage, They should come forward and do their HIV status (voluntary testing) before getting married. It should be voluntary and not mandatory.
These topics are covered during awareness depending upon the audience.
ART were supplied to 25 HIV infected children.
Nutritional support to 17 HIV positive widows.
As most of the patients are from slums and lower middle class they often avoid attending Health facilities. Home Based Care works wonders in bringing back...
ACI mainly works for care and support of HIV infected children since 2005. Earlier very few medicines were available for HIV/AIDS but now many new...
Awareness about the diseases plays a very important role, especially in HIV infected & patients. Awareness is done to reduce social stigma and discrimination.
While continuing the crusade against HIV, we wanted to make a difference to the lives of the innocent children, whom fate has dealt a cruel blow. This was the start of "VIDYADAN" for the education of HIV/AIDS affected children
The advent of HIV medications and the acceptance by physicians to the idea of HIV positive women getting pregnant has given women new hope in fulfilling their dream of becoming pregnant and having children.