7 relief foundations for AIDS patients

Updated on:1 December 2021, 22:30pm IST

HIV, which causes AIDS, is a potentially deadly virus that targets the immune system. Patients who battle HIV/AIDS need constant nutritional and emotional support. Here are some Foundations and NGOs that extend a helping hand.

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GPCT provides nutritional support to people battling HIV/AIDS. Madurai has two Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) centers and most underprivileged HIV+ children are in this hospital. Italso aims at the social development of women by providing them a platform to earn a livelihood. Reach out to them on +91 45243 69885 or email them at gracepetertrust@rediffmail.com. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

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Swadhar Institute for Development of Women and Children initiated the ‘Rays of Hope’ project aimed to rehabilitate HIV+ children and children with HIV+ parents. The children are provided monthly nutrition (like eggs, milk powder, dates, etc.), medical, education and emotional support. You may contact them on +91 20 25511064 or email at: contact@swadharpune.org and swadhar@rediffmail.com. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

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AHF India Cares started operations in India in the year 2004, serving the nation with free HIV testing, Care, Support and Treatment services. A pioneer in Community based HIV Testing (CBT) model in India, AHF India Cares showcased the CBT model. You may contact them at 011 4686 6801 or email them at vsam.prasad@aidshealth.org. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

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The National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO), established in 1992 is a division of India’s Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. It provides leadership to the HIV/AIDS control programme in India through 35 HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Societies. You may contact them at 011-43509999, 011-23731778 and email them at dgnaco@gmail.com. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

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Neptune Foundation runs a program for underprivileged HIV+ patients with adequate nutrition and strong medical treatment. It identifies patients and pregnant women from governmenthospitals who come in for Antiretroviral therapy (ART) treatment. This programme aims at providing ration and protein supplements to HIV+ patients. You may contact them at: +91-11-41539900 or email them at info@neptunefoundation.com. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

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Naz Foundation was established in 1994 and since then continuously serves women from non-income groups and underprivileged groups of women and children. It works to provide nutrition and emotional support to children with no or one parent and even pregnant women. You may contact them at +91 11 41325042 or +91 11 40793157/58, or email them at: info@nazindia.org. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

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ASHA Foundation has made vast strides through a range of services including research, preventive services, awareness, treatment, care, support and rehabilitation of HIV affected persons with a special focus on women and children. Women and orphaned children are provided with due care and support along with the treatment. You may reach them at +91 802354 5050 or email them at ashafblr@yahoo.co.in. Image courtesy: Shutterstock