Through productive partnerships and actionable ideas, Alliance India works to strengthen prevention, treatment, care and support to improve the health of vulnerable communities.

HIV-prevention
Key populations – men who have sex with men (MSM), transgenders, hijras, female sex workers (FSWs) and people who inject drugs (PWID) are often targets of violence, stigma, and discrimination, preventing them from accessing HIV and other health services.
Marginalization increases vulnerability. Often criminalized, these communities face daily risks for HIV and a range of other harms. Key populations in particular need access to services and rights protections if India is to control HIV. Alliance India’s HIV prevention programming engages vulnerable communities as partners and strengthens their capacity to address the challenges of the epidemic on its front lines.

HIV Prevention Programming

Care & support programming is a priority for people living with HIV (PLHIV), and Alliance India has long advocated for effective community-based interventions.

Our work in care & support has demonstrated the importance of a continuum of care approach that facilitates access to required services by all PLHIV, including those from key populations. At the heart of our programmes is a commitment to improve the wellbeing of PLHIV and increase the capacity of systems to respond successfully to their needs. Alliance India’s care & support programming embraces active partnership with PLHIV communities to scale up these services across India.

Care & Support Programming

HIV services need to address the broader sexual & reproductive health (SRH) needs of those most affected by the epidemic, including people living with HIV (PLHIV) and key populations, such as men who have sex with men (MSM), transgenders, hijras, female sex workers (FSWs) and people who inject drugs (PWID).

SRH is often impaired by rights violations and frequent discrimination, and a comprehensive approach is needed to reduce vulnerability and ill-health, particularly among women in these groups. Alliance India’s HIV & SRH programming increases integration of SRH services into HIV interventions to improve overall health of PLHIV and key populations.

HIV & SRH Programming

Criminalization stigmatises people who inject drugs (PWID) and discourages the creation of lifesaving health services that can reduce harms related to drug use and prevent HIV infection.

Harm reduction lessens risks associated with injecting including vulnerability to HIV and Hepatitis C through overdose management, abscess care, oral substitution therapy, and needle and syringe exchange programmes. These services are complemented by social and legal support, as well as efforts to mitigate the stigma and discrimination PWID face daily. Alliance India’s harm reduction programming follows a ‘support; don’t punish’ approach that empowers PWID to access the services they need.

Harm Reduction Programming

HIV Prevention
Key populations – men who have sex with men (MSM), transgenders, hijras, female sex workers (FSWs) and people who inject drugs (PWID) are often targets of violence, stigma, and discrimination, preventing them from accessing HIV and other health services.
Marginalization increases vulnerability. Often criminalized, these communities face daily risks for HIV and a range of other harms. Key populations in particular need access to services and rights protections if India is to control HIV. Alliance India’s HIV prevention programming engages vulnerable communities as partners and strengthens their capacity to address the challenges of the epidemic on its front lines.

HIV Prevention Programming

Care & Support
Care & support programming is a priority for people living with HIV (PLHIV), and Alliance India has long advocated for effective community-based interventions.

Our work in care & support has demonstrated the importance of a continuum of care approach that facilitates access to required services by all PLHIV, including those from key populations. At the heart of our programmes is a commitment to improve the wellbeing of PLHIV and increase the capacity of systems to respond successfully to their needs. Alliance India’s care & support programming embraces active partnership with PLHIV communities to scale up these services across India.

Care & Support Programming

HIV & SRH
HIV services need to address the broader sexual & reproductive health (SRH) needs of those most affected by the epidemic, including people living with HIV (PLHIV) and key populations, such as men who have sex with men (MSM), transgenders, hijras, female sex workers (FSWs) and people who inject drugs (PWID).

SRH is often impaired by rights violations and frequent discrimination, and a comprehensive approach is needed to reduce vulnerability and ill-health, particularly among women in these groups. Alliance India’s HIV & SRH programming increases integration of SRH services into HIV interventions to improve overall health of PLHIV and key populations.

HIV & SRH Programming

Harm Reduction & Drug Use
Criminalization stigmatises people who inject drugs (PWID) and discourages the creation of lifesaving health services that can reduce harms related to drug use and prevent HIV infection.

Harm reduction lessens risks associated with injecting including vulnerability to HIV and Hepatitis C through overdose management, abscess care, oral substitution therapy, and needle and syringe exchange programmes. These services are complemented by social and legal support, as well as efforts to mitigate the stigma and discrimination PWID face daily. Alliance India’s harm reduction programming follows a ‘support; don’t punish’ approach that empowers PWID to access the services they need.

Harm Reduction Programming