Although the estimated rate of new HIV infections in India has dropped by half in the last 10 years, there were approximately 2.1 million people living with HIV in 2016, and there is still much work to be done to continue the trend of fewer new infections.
We work with Vasavya Mahila Mandali (VMM) to support women, children and young people in Andhra Pradesh in south-east India. In 2017, VMM reached 101,619 people with integrated HIV and SRH services, and over 81,000 people with HIV prevention activities. This same year VMM started an innovative community-based rapid HIV testing project, reaching people in their communities with confidential testing and counselling.
VMM also supports other community organisations in Andhra Pradesh, providing them with financial and technical support. VMM is one of the five Alliance Linking Organisations addressing HIV in India.