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Chirdren with HIV

Desire Society works towards food, shelter, treatment and education of children suffering from and orphaned by HIV.

 

DESIRE Society is a non-profit voluntary organization registered in year 2005 under Andhra Pradesh Societies Registration Act, 2001 (Act no 35 or, 2001) in Hyderabad. The organization is functioning with an objective of health development and well-being of children infected and affected with HIV and AIDS in India by having presence in Hyderabad, Bangalore, Mumbai, Gurgaon (Delhi NCR) and Visakhapatnam. The main focus of the organization is to provide institutional care homes for the children abandoned and orphaned by HIV/AIDS.

The HIV/AIDS pandemic is into its third decade. Over 3 million people in India are currently infected with HIV. According to Health Ministry of India nearly 70000 children living with HIV/AIDS. 70% of the children lose the parents to the disease. These children not only have to live without love and support of a parent but they have to find their ownway through uncertainity. There may not be a cure for AIDS yet, but we still have the power to help rewrite the future of thousands of children in India.

Aim and Objectives

Our Aim is to reduce the spread of HIV and meet the challenges in the field of AIDS. We are committed to preventing HIV infection, facilitating access to treatment, care and support and lessening the impact of AIDS.

Objectives
  • To reduce the morbidity and mortality of the CLHAs (Children Living with HIV/AIDS) is the main objective of this project.
  • To offer stigma free voluntary counseling and treatment facilities for CLHAs
  • To help PLHAs in antiretroviral (ARV) drugs from Govt & monitor them for drug adherence.
  • To support orphans and vulnerable children infected and affcted with HIV/AIDS by all means.
  • To offer quality health care for Opportunistic Infections (OIs), it helps CD4 cell growth in HIV+ lives.

Mission & Vision

The mission of DESIRE Society is to improve the lives of children struggling with the impact of the HIV/AIDS pandemic in India. We provide shelter, food, treatment, education and psycho-social support to help these victims achieve their full life potential.

Our vision is to reduce the stigma and discrimination associated with HIV/AIDS and lessen the death cases among the people living with HIV/AIDS in India

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Transforming lives of HIV/AIDS Children over a decade

Master Paulraj, 12yrs and weight 14kgs was given admission at DESIE Institutional Care Home (ICH) in Nov, 2012. The boy lost both the parents due to AIDS and unfortunately he is also suffering with HIV. He was literally underweight and had opportunistic infections (OIs) because of low immunity.

Prior to DESIRE, Paulraj has never been to school and used to pick his food from streets as his uncle’s family is reluctant to support this boy. At DESIRE he was enrolled for education. DESIRE Society took special care for his psychological and physical needs and helped him by providing medical treatment and special nutrition.

Now, the boy has gained weight up to 22kgs with a stable health. He is able to attend school regularly and playing with inmates actively. We at DESIRE Society is committed to provide our best to save this boy and giving a hope of future with a quality and dignity.