Enhancing Community Based Support for People Living With HIV/Aids in India: The Role of Community Care Centres
Dr Stephen Larmar, Ms Emily James

The emergence of community care centres in India in recent decades has facilitated the provision of outreach services including psycho-social support and routine medical care to assist individuals living with HIV/AIDs. Since 1992 a range of government initiatives have been implemented that have led to an increasing trend focusing on community-based care. This paper focuses on the current role of community care centers in India, highlighting key services in addressing the needs of individuals and families in managing the challenges associated with HIV/AIDs. The paper also highlights barriers to access of patient-centered services for the treatment of HIV/AIDs within the Indian context.

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