90-90- 90 PROJECT : For an undetectable viral charge for 100 children in Chennai (2017-2020)

CONTEXT

We are looking for funds to achieve this program. We are working in partnership with the French organization on this project.
This program provides care for 100 children during a 3 years period (30 children the 1 st year, 30 the 2 nd and finally 40 the last year) to ensure access to treatments and support to properly adhere to the treatments in order to achieve undetectable viral loads. These children will have the opportunity to be a part of the UNAIDS target 909090 project. This project's goal is that by 2020, 90% of all people living with HIV will know their HIV status, 90% diagnosed HIV infection will receive sustained antiretroviral therapy, and 90% receiving antiretroviral therapy will have successful viral suppression.
In addition, a social worker will track health of children through check-ups, and conduct group talks to promote adherence among children and family members, whereas a trainer will provide a 5 days formation for the association’s staff about HIV issues, healthcare support and create awareness of the importance of early HIV treatment.

OBJECTIVES

By 2020:

  • 1. 100 children living with HIV will know their HIV status
  • 2. 100 children diagnosed HIV infection will receive sustained antiretroviral therapy
  • 3. 100 children receiving antiretroviral therapy will have successful viral suppression

PLANNED ACTIVITIES:

INITIAL TRAINING AND ANNUAL UPGRADES
This program’s goal is to provide to the person in charge of the Vulnerable Children and Teenagers (VCT) HIV+ the knowledge and skills of IRDRP staff members so that they can contribute more effectively in the caringof children and teenagers.

PROVIDE SUPPORT TO HIV-POSITIVE CHILDREN AND TEENAGERS
An individual medico-psycho- social folder will be made for each child/youth:
Monthly check-ups (or more if necessary) of each child after determining their individual needs (food supplements, examinations, blood tests, etc.):
After this, the social worker will make sure that:

  • Each child and teenager living with HIV has a regular monitoring in the hospitals
  • They’re taking their specific treatments
  • They receive an ARV treatment if they needed
  • Regularly checking the weight and size of the children and teenagers
  • To monitor what they eat (rich and balanced diet), if they need food supplements
  • To monitor their hygiene

INITIAWARENESS MEETINGS WITH CHILDREN, TEENAGERS LIVING WITH HIV AND THEIR PARENTS

  • The participation of all the children/youth in three annual information/support sessions
  • The participation of at least one member of the extended family or a guardian at three annual awareness/support sessions.
  • Informational meetings three times a year for the staff of the medical centres, or any HIV children’s entourage.
  • Spread awareness of the importance of early HIV treatment and testing, to surrounding areas.