Thanks to your support, each month around a 1000 patients access the medical care services provided by Nireekshana ACET. The community based medical clinic serves people living in the slums of Hyderabad, India. People who are vulnerable to HIV and other diseases exacerbated by poverty.
Nireekshana focuses on holistic care including HIV counselling, prevention and treatment of opportunistic infections, education, support for the most vulnerable, such as AIDS widows, and a sustained effort on preventing mother to child transmission of HIV. Their work is reflected in real life stories of transformation.
Recently, a pregnant woman and her husband came to the clinic, after both testing positive for HIV at a local government hospital. At the hospital, they were told that there was no hope for them or their unborn child. Receiving this tragic news was devastating for the couple: they decided that the best course of action was to commit suicide and save themselves, and their child, from years of pain to come.
Thankfully, the couple were convinced by a friend to visit Nireekshana. Reluctantly, they went along but it was here that they discovered that there was hope. With the support of the counsellors, doctors and pharmacists, the couple saw light at the end of a very dark tunnel. With Nireekshana’s support, medication and nutritional supplements, the couple learnt that, not only could their child be born without HIV, it was possible for the whole family to live healthy, happy and fulﬁlling lives.