Targeted Interventions

Targeted Interventions (TI) are a specific set of intervention in HIV/AIDS Control programme meant specifically to reach out to groups seen to practice high-risk behavior known as HRG (High Risk GROUP). HRGs are divided into Core Groups comprising Female Sex Workers (FSWs), Injecting Drug (IDUs) and Men having Sex with Men (MSM). The goal is to saturate coverage of high-risk groups. Apart from prevention of HIV infection, this facilitates prevention and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases as they increase the risk of HIV infection, and are linked to care, support and treatment services. The main components of the TI projects are Behavior Change Communication, Condom Promotion, STI care and treatment, Enabling environment, Community organization and ownership building, Linkage with service.

We are implementing the TI Project in Bhadrak in collaboration and support of Odisha State AIDS Control Society (OSACS) since 2006. As on March, 2022 we are working with 442 FSWs and 219 MSM and 50TG.