"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."
Inspite of the large number of HIV infected children AIDS is assumed to be a disease that kills Adults. Millions of children around the world have their lives damaged by HIV. Mother to child transmission of HIV accounts for the vast majority of children who are infected with HIV. Mumps, Measles, Chicken Pox are more frequent, last longer and may respond poorly to the usual treatment in HIV positive children because of his/her weakened immune system.
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 drugs are available which give better results. Children can now live quality life. We at our centre provide free Antiretroviral therapy to 20 infected children. These children are under the care of Dr. Mamta Manglani (Head of the Pediatric Department, ONCOLOGY division, Sion Hospital, Mumbai) Besides this we also have festival Celebrations, drawing session, health & hygiene session to form the support groups. Parents or care takers are regularly in touch with us and collect the medicines at monthly interval.
Day by day the hidden cases are coming out and therefore the number of HIV positive children are also increasing. We require more financial support to cope up with the situation.
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.
‘CRADLE OF LOVE ‘program was commenced specially for the HIV infected children by Aids Combat International in 2004. It takes care of material and emotional needs of these children.
Large number of children across the world becomes infected with HIV every year. Without treatment, thousand die due to AIDS. In addition, millions of children who are not infected with HIV are indirectly affected by the epidemic, as a result of the death and suffering that AIDS causes in their families.
In spite of the severity of the situation, many people think of AIDS as some thing that affects adults. Some people rarely think of ‘AIDS children who have lost one or both of their parents’ .But because HIV, the virus that mainly transmitted through sex or drug use, people don’t actually think of it affecting children. It dose, though –millions of children around the world have damaged their lives by HIV. The most direct way for HIV to affect a child is when they them selves are infected. As the facts below shows the staggering numbers of children are infected.
International law defines a child as being a person aged below 18 years, but the statistics above (taken from UNAIDS, one of the largest International AIDS organization) define as people under the age of 15.