"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."
Reaching out these patients to their home and providing them the best of treatment is the mail concept of our organization. The Goal of Home Based Care is to provide hope through high quality and appropriate care that helps family caregivers and sick family members to maintain their independence and achieve the best possible quality of life. Components of Home Based Care.
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 the lost confidence of the patients and motivates them to live a good quality life. Effective HIV / AIDS treatment is the single activity that can most effectively energize and accelerate the update and impact of treatment. Its purpose is to support the health needs of people with HIV both directly and indirectly.
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.
HCT can be instrumental in reducing discrimination against them in community. Home care visit can improve the way in which they are treated by their families.
HCT can add to their knowledge of HIV/AIDS, particularly method of transmission. It improves the attitude of community towards the family and reduces the discrimination by community.
HCT can help to forge links between prevention and care in communities in which they operate.
Children may have to start working since the parents become sick. They may have to provide care, or take up major household duties. Children may have to go without certain things like food, clothes books etc. Children may have to leave their homes.
Home Care Team can help the children in all the above mentioned problems and can give quality of life.
Home care team can help to reduce the number of beds needed for AIDS in hospital.
Prevention: Opportunistic infections can be prevented by taking good nutrition No to addiction (Tobacco, alcohol, drugs). Remaining away from sick people, avoiding outside food, use of boiled water. Simple regular exercise, yoga , meditation on help the patient to improve their mental condition and remain healthy.
Treatment: Symptomatic treatment should be done to bring the OI’s under control at the earliest e.g. OI’s like Fever, Tuberculosis, Diarrhea, Malaria have to be treated with appropriate medicines.
Control of OI’s: Promote and maintain hygiene, nutrition and infection control, provide palliative care and health education to home care members, Adherence to medicine (no skipping of doses), proper sexual behavioral pattern with the partner (Usage of Condom), Regular health monitory (Blood Profiles CD3 CD4 Counts).