Other Initiatives & Future Plans

Other Initiatives
  • Jeevansaathi – NTP+ was the first organization to start a marriage bureau for HIV-positive people in India in the year 2008. The initiative helped 72 PLHIVs find their life partners. It was later replicated by other PLHIV networks.
  • Marriage Mela (fair) was organised in coordination with the Rotary Club of Kalyan for PLHIV.
  • NTP+ has published a booklet called ‘Positive Voice’ with UNICEF.
  • Campaign for media sensitivity towards PLHIV for addressing stigma and
  • discrimination.
  • ‘Spandan’ is an initiative to facilitate access to the Sanjay Gandhi Niradhar Pension Scheme for PLHIVs living in Thane District on the eve of World AIDS Day.
  • Advocacy with State Transport Corporation for a free bus pass for PLHIVs.
  • Regular sensitization and advocacy programmes with Government and Private healthcare providers in Thane district on Stigma and Discrimination.
  • Conducted medical camps for early detection of cervical cancer in Women living with
  • HIV at Bhiwandi, Thane and Kalyan in association with the Family Planning Association
  • of India (FPAI).
  • Conducted general health camp with Star Insurance for motivating PLHIVs for health
  • insurance coverage.
  • Conducted free eye testing camps with ESHA Netralaya for PLHIVs in Kalyan.
  • Conducted free dental check-up camps for PLHIVs and their children with support from Colgate Palmolive India Ltd at Kalyan.
Future Plans
  • To improve the quality of services provided to PLHIVs.
  • To introduce the Community Dispensation Model (CDM) of ART in the Thane District.
  • To start HIV screening of community members at their homes.
  • To increase Advocacy efforts in different sections of society for the maximum benefit of the
    community members.
  • 7,000 PLHIVs and their families received timely HIV care, support and referral services, enabling them to lead a healthy and positive life.
  • 1,500 PHLIV and their families availed social welfare and protection schemes, leading to
  • their social and economic empowerment.
  • 3,000 Migrants received timely HIV prevention, care and referral services, leading to a reduction in high-risk behaviour.
  • 200+ CLHIVs received regular nutritional and educational support, to enable them to lead a healthy life and receive a quality education.
  • 300 PHLIV received training on leadership and advocacy, thereby enabling them to effectively address and reduce stigma and discrimination