India, LEPRA Society

Andhra Pradesh and Orissa

LEPRA Society runs numerous HIV-related programmes in Andhra Pradesh and Orissa on the eastern coast of India.

LEPRA Society was established in 1988 as an Indian partner of LEPRA, a UK-based charity serving the needs of people affected by leprosy. As leprosy has become less common, the Society has broadened its reach to address tuberculosis, malaria, disabilities and HIV.

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.



  • In 2010:
  • 4,51,360 people in Hyderabad, Ranga Reddy and Krishna District were reached through information, education and communications activities.
  • 203,267 mothers in antenatal care reached and 1703 mothers who tested positive received single dose nevirapine.
  • Reached 2707 children as part of the CHAHA programme.
  • 21,245 people tested for HIV through mobile counselling and testing van.
  • 3,851 HIV/TB cases were detected through cross referrals.
  • 206 people living with HIV received services through Community Care Centre in Odisha in 2010.
  • In Odisha the project identified and reached 676 people who inject drugs in the area and 300 female sex workers under a targeted intervention program.


HIV prevention

Prevention activities target people at highest risk of HIV, such as sex workers, truckers, migrants, injecting drugs users and men who have sex with men. Much of this work is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of the Avahan initiative. You can read more about Avahan on the Alliance India Secretariat page.

Care and support

LEPRA Society provides care and support for people living with HIV and vulnerable children through various programmes. Care and Support services for people living with HIV are also available in Odisha and Madhya Pradesh.

Prevention of Parent to Child Transmission

The Prevention of Parent to Child Transmission (PMTCT) project focuses on reaching out to children and affected families in eight districts of Andhra Pradesh, with the support of IL&FS. The project works to improve access to HIV services through testing and counselling and to enhance institutional administration of single dose nevirapine to mothers and children.


LEPRA Society

PB no. 1518, Krishnapuri Colony, West Marredpally, Secunderabad 500 026, Andhra Pradesh, India


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

     Prevention activities target the groups most vulnerable to HIV infection