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Targeted Intervention (TI)

Targeted intervention is a very significant component of National AIDS Control Programme. These interventions provide comprehensive and integrated approach for HIV prevention among the marginalized and vulnerable populations such as female sex workers (FSW), injecting drug users (IDU), men-having-sex-with-men (MSM) and bridge population such as migrant workers and truckers. NACO, in partnership with CBOs/NGOs, provides HIV prevention services to these groups at a place and time where they can be most effectively accessed.

Currently GSACS implementing 102 TIs out of which 62 are working with core population while remaining 40 are working with bridge population. (Core group includes Female Sex Worker, Male having Sex with Male & Injected Drug Users and Bridge includes Male Migrant & Truckers)  

Following are the major activities carried out by these NGO partners:

      • Inter personal behavior change communication (BCC)
      • Promotion/ distributions of condoms
      • Provision of services for Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)
      • Linkages to Integrated Counseling and Testing Services (ICTC)
      • Advocacy for Enabling Environment
      • Community Mobilization 

 

Table:1 No. of TIs working with Gujarat SACS 

         

Evaluation 2013-14 :

As per the directives of NACO 90 TIs Evaluation carried out by GSACS in Stipulated timeline of NACO, In the Evaluation 2013-14 , out of 90 NGO TIs,  16 TIs fall into A Grades,  37 TIs fall into B grades, 28 TIs fall in to C grades and 9 TIs fall into D Grades  (See Table: 2)

Table: 2 Performances of TI NGOs in 2013-14: 

         

Best practices by TI Division-GSACS:

  • Successfully Complete Piloting of MSDS (Migrant Service Delivery System) System at Surat with the help of NACO.
  • Liaisoning with Gujarat Women Economic Development Corporation Ltd for FSWs rehabilitation by Vocational training in various trades.
  • Quarterly region wise review of TI projects in presence of senior GSACS officials and District Programme Officer (DPO) of concerned District AIDS Prevention and Control Unit (DAPCU).
  • Quarterly grading of TI projects performance and feedback system between TI NGOs and TI Division of GSACS.