HIV / AIDS prevention activities

Parishram Parimal Public Charitable Trust was working under the National AIDS Control Organization and Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation AIDS control society's Migrant project according to NACP -IV guideline at Vatva – GIDC a suburb slum area. In this slum area migrants from U.P, Bihar, M.P., Rajasthan , Uttaranchal, Maharashtra are residing in a small rented room. Almost 8 to 10 migrants are residing in a small single room. These poor migrants are living in a hand to mouth condition and are devoid of primary needs. They visit their village once or twice in a year.

Since they are residing at a distant place from their family they often come in to sexual contact with more than one partner. As a result the probability of being attested with sexually transmitted diseases and HIV/AIDS is high. At the year end when they go back to their villages and their wife gets infected with sexually transmitted diseases and HIV/AIDS. In some cases their children are also found to be infected with HIV/ AIDS.

Goal of NACO's NACP-IV guide line :-To reduce HIV prevalence from 2.6% to less than 0.5% among migrant population .

To achieve this goal Parishram has worked with migrant's community through stakeholders, volunteer peer leaders all striving for the prevention of HIV / AIDS.

Parishram Parimal has organized street plays, Exhibitions, Focus group discussion, group meeting, IEC campaign, Audio/video/film shows etc. to generate awareness. Parishram Parimal also organizes health camps and provided free treatment and medicine to slum dwellers.