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Despite this significant progress, the number of children becoming newly infected with HIV remains unacceptably high. In 2016, 24% of pregnant women living with HIV did not have access to ARVs to prevent transmission to their infants.3 In the same year, around 160,000 children became infected with HIV; this equates to 438 children a day.4
Taal is a community pharmacy run and supported by the people within the HIV community, in partnership with the CSR arm of drug company Emcure. TAAL is Treatment, Advocacy, Adherence, Literacy. The first Taal Pharmacy was established in Pune in 2006. Today, Taal is functioning in seven districts of Maharashtra, providing medicines, and psycho-social support and information related to ART adherence. Over 3,200 people have received medicines and
over 500 have been referred to government schemes.