World Vision's HIV and AIDS initiative is a natural
extension of World Vision's work with the poor and oppressed to seek justice and
transform their lives.
While every programme of World Vision is involved in raising awareness on the issue of HIV and AIDS, there is a special focus on HIV prevention, care and advocacy interventions in districts with high prevalence.
We work with people living with HIV and AIDS in the six
'hard hit' states of India - Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Karnataka,
Manipur and Nagaland. We also work in vulnerable districts in other states.
World Vision responds to the medical, nutritional, educational, economical,
emotional and social needs of adults and children affected by HIV and AIDS.
World Vision has initiated programmes that strategically address HIV prevention among children between 10 to 18 years, care and support for orphans and vulnerable children and women who are made destitute by HIV and AIDS, as well as prevention programs among vulnerable groups such as injecting drug users and sex workers.
World Vision in all its HIV programs works to advocate for and ensure the rights of children affected by HIV and AIDS as well as those marginalized due to HIV and AIDS.