PREVENTION AND CONTROL OF HIV/AIDS TRUCKER – BILL AND MELINDA GATES FOUNDATION

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PREVENTION AND CONTROL OF HIV/AIDS TRUCKER – BILL AND MELINDA GATES FOUNDATION

PREVENTION AND CONTROL OF HIV/AIDS TRUCKER – FEMALE SEX WORKERS AND MSM PROGRAMME – USAID – BILL AND MELINDA GATES FOUNDATION

With the assistance from USAID through (APAC) VHS-Chennai. RIDO runs this programme on NH-7 covering 120 Km from Krishnagiri via Kaveripattinam , Dharmapuri , Thoppur gate section, Theevattipatti and up to Sevvaipett, Salem District.

The long distance truckers who are on road for day’s together rest at this Gate Check Post, which in due course became a joint for Commercial Sex Industry. RIDO’s survey and research revealed many significant findings.

Migration rate of this District paves way for the infection and increase of HIV/AIDS.

8710 vehicles passing through Thoppur, everyday includes Lorries of National and State permits. Petty shops, Night Hotels, Petrol bunks and Cinema Theatres scrutinize the Commercial Sex Workers and Truckers.

We have been given chance to work with the Commercial Sex Workers in Dharmapuri District. Among the Commercial Sex Workers self-help Groups have been formed Pimps, pharmacists along the highway, truckers, CSW and given orientation and training.

Doctors were given training in Syndromic Case Management of STIs, I.E.C Materials were distributed among the target groups in the target areas.

RIDO’s concentration on Preventing and controlling of this disease by identifying, educating, referring the target groups. continued counseling, training on safe sex, and condom use and eradicating this man killing disease.