India, regional office

Andhra Pradesh

The Alliance India regional office in Andhra Pradesh works in the Rayalaseema and Telangana regions of Andhra Pradesh, southern India, in partnership with 32 implementing organisations.

In late 2010 the Alliance secretariat completed a series of country studies reflecting information against the first three strategic directions from the Alliance’s strategic framework for 2008-2010, IMPACT 2010. Click here to download the country study for India.



  • Currently working with more than 43, 000 people through HIV prevention activities
  • Has treated more than 130,000 sexually transmitted infections
  • Has distributed 2.26 million condoms
  • Has provided technical support to 40 organisations


Avahan: HIV prevention

Avahan India AIDS Initiative is a focussed prevention initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Alliance India is one of two Avahan state lead partners working in Andhra Pradesh. Now in Phase II, Alliance India is implementing the programme in five districts and has begun the process of transitioning activities to the state government. The goal of Avahan is to reduce HIV transmission and the prevalence of STIs in vulnerable high-risk populations (female sex workers, MSM and transgender people) through prevention, education and services. The programme also supports the creation of an enabling environment to increase the effectiveness of the HIV response through individual and organisational capacity building.


Alliance India is the Principal Recipient of a five-year programme, named ‘Pehchan’, funded through the Global Fund Round 9 to strengthen and build capacity of community based organisations to provide HIV prevention programming for men who have sex with men, transgender people and Hijras in 17 Indian states. In Andhra Pradesh, over the next five years Pehchan will work closely with these populations to establish 6 new community based organisations, while strengthening 18 existing ones. The key characteristics of Pehchan are: it is led by local communities; has outreach and service delivery packages; is a sustainable model; has a comprehensive response to community needs. 


Alliance India, Andhra Pradesh regional office

Sarovar Center, 5-9-22, Secretariat Road, Hyderabad 500 063, Andhra Pradesh, India


  • People living with HIV
  • HIV prevelance
  • Deaths due to AIDS

     More than 73,000 people have been reached through Avahan