Last Updated on: April 20, 2018

Country Overview:

Since beginning work in India in 2004, AHF has emerged as a preeminent HIV/AIDS organization. In 2006, AHF India Cares established the Centre of Excellence ART clinic in New Delhi and became the first provider to offer free ART for those who’d developed resistance to certain medications. AHF India Cares has partnered with organizations to expand access to rapid testing programs throughout the country, campaign against increase drug pricing, and promote sexual health and HIV awareness. AHF India Cares advocates for PLWHA by speaking out against stigma and discrimination issues such as excluding PLWHA from health and life insurance. AHF India Cares provides increased access to treatment by having clinics with longer operating hours and mobile testing vans in most-at-risk regions.

HIV/AIDS Information:

While HIV prevalence in India is relatively low at 0.3 percent, in absolute terms this means an estimated 2.1 million people are living with HIV (PLWHA). HIV is concentrated among injecting drug users (IDUs), men who have sex with men (MSM), and female sex workers. Due to frequent drug shortages, less than 25 percent of HIV positive individuals are able to receive antiretroviral therapy (ART). There is little access to HIV testing and often a scarcity of testing kits at counseling and testing centers. However, one of the most significant challenges India faces is the stigma attached to HIV/AIDS. It is common for HIV positive individuals and families to be ostracized or lose their jobs.

Contact Information

Dr. V. Sam Prasad
Country Program Director
email: [email protected]
Mobile no: +91 8467889989
Land Line : +91 11 46866801

Health Stats

Population: 1.2 billion
People living with HIV: 2.4 million
People receiving ART’s: 424,800 (UNAIDS, 2010)

Patients in AHF care: 1,837
Patients receiving ART from AHF: 1,807

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New Delhi 110017, India
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