Check these NGOs that are working for AIDS-free India!

On the occasion of World AIDS Day, contribute your bit by helping these NGOs that are working for AIDS-free India.

India is the second most populated and third largest HIV infected country in the world. With nearly 2.1 million people living with HIV, the most cases are found in Maharashtra and the border areas of North Karnataka. Unfortunately, the country still lacks the health and sex education that should be provided to eradicate this disease from its roots. Several organizations, though, have been working to provide HIV treatment to the sex workers, but the result is far away from being satisfactory. On the occasion of World AIDS Day, let’s pledge to remove the stigma around the disease, and let’s have a look at these NGOs that are working for AIDS-free India.

1. Snehalaya

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Snehalaya, which means ‘home of love’, is an NGO that supports women and LGBTQ communities. It is a rehabilitation centre for a lot of people in Maharashtra. The organization also provides food and clothing to HIV+ orphans.
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2. Neptune Foundation

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Situated in Mumbai, Neptune foundation aims to fulfill the basic needs of patients like food, clothing, shelter, and education. The organization traces people with HIV from government hospitals to provide ration and protein supplements.
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3. Naz foundation

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Naz foundation has been working in the country for the past twenty-five years in Mumbai towards the benefit of adolescent girls and LGBTQ communities. The organization also works to eliminate the stigma around HIV AIDS. It also runs several programs for sex workers and men having sex with men as these two are the most infected groups.
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4. Priyadarshini Seva Mandali

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This non-profit organization situated in Hyderabad runs various livelihood and nutrition programs for HIV-AIDS patients. It also runs awareness campaigns for HIV+ pregnant women from various communities.
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5. Swadhar IDWC (Institute for development of women and children)

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This organization in Maharashtra runs programs for children who are HIV positive or whose parents are infected. It also provides children with basic nutrition and medical facilities. The organization makes house visits to distribute groceries or nutritious stuff like milk, eggs, etc.
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6. Akhanda Seva for International Shanti (Operation Shanti)

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Situated in Karnataka, this NGO runs projects like ‘Project food’, ‘Project Shelter’ for children who have lost their parents. It works with several HIV clinics to run programs for HIV positive patients.
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7. DESIRE society

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The organization is present in various locations like Mumbai, Gurugram, Banglore, Hyderabad, etc. The main motive of this NGO is to provide basic facilities to the children and families suffering from HIV/AIDS. The NGO is a great support to the orphaned children.
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8. SAATHII (Solidarity and Action Against The HIV Infection in India

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SSATHII was established in 2000 and is located in various cities like Jaipur, Kolkata, Mumbai, Ranchi, etc. The organization reaches out to pregnant women to counsel and test them for HIV. It also works for the development of LGBTQ communities.
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Also Read: Check out these NGOs working towards eliminating educational inequality in India!

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