Children with HIV/AIDS Initiative (CHAI Project)
This project was undertaken for a period of 1 year (2007-2008) and was supported by Clinton Foundation. The objective of the project was to link children coming to Amrita clinic for treatment to public health care facilities. After coming to Amrita clinic, these children were taken to public health care facilities for routine check-up and testing. Counselors from PRAYAS accompanied them on these visits and facilitated the process. While the treatment part was taken care of by the public health facilities, PRAYAS provided guidance, counseling, nutritional support and supportive care. The children linked to the public health facility continued accessing treatment there. They still like to visit Prayas if they want to seek medical opinion when in need.