MANTHAN Targeted Intervention Project(MSM)
In Jharkhand, the Dhanbad district is a high risk areas for HIV infection is the hidden and open sex sites in Colliery areas, G.T. Road side Dhabas/Hotels and due to flouting sex workers (FSW) from nearby Asansol area of West Bengal. There are huge migrant labourers reside in the area involved with several manual jobs are severally vulnerable and risk prone to HIV. So we have started the HIV awareness supported by JSACS. Several initiatives has been undertaken to halt the disease in the area. HIV can only be move through sex, blood, dirty needles or other instruments and from a mother to a child. Worldwide, more than three out of four people with HIV became infected from having heterosexual sex (sex between men and women). But in some countries the majority of people with HIV are drug injectors and men who have had sex with men (MSM). In our target area, there is huge number of such cases found till now which our organization has been trying identify and given proper guidance.
The organization implemented the TI program in Dhanbad district, Jharkhand. The objective of TI project is to prevent STDs/HIV/AIDS transmission by awareness, education, information, counseling, advanced counseling and clinical services in the target area year, to promoter safer behavior of the community particularly the high risk behavioral groups and increasing the awareness of STD/HIV/AIDS among the women like FSWs and community residing beside them and to stress and importance of quality of STD care by increasing their health seeking behavior. Changing flash myths and misconception is high in the area, and the attitudinal change of high risk behavior groups as well as other community people influence by this people.