HIV/AIDS is a complex disease which not only deteriorate the health condition of affected person but also will have an impact on socio economic conditions of the person. The stigma associated with the disease makes conditions further worse. Impact is not limited to individuals and is visible at national level. HIV is contributing in increased health expenditure for State, decreased household income and increased unemployment. Effective care, support and treatment is an essential part of HIV prevention.
Care and Support Centre is a national initiative to provide expanded and holistic care and support services for PLHIV. It symbolises a ray of hope in the lives of PLHIV. CSC expands access to essential services, supports treatment adherence, reduces stigma and discrimination, and improves the quality of life of PLHIV across India.