The baby girl is HIV positive since birth.She has her mother and father and 2 other siblings. Both her parents are reactive while her sisters are non-reactive. One sister lives with her parents while the other lives with her grandmother. At time of her birth, she was not given the dose to prevent HIV due to which the disease was transmitted to her. Since her parents found it difficult dealing with their own health problems and looking also after her had become a tedious task, her mother found DESIRE Society could help her out and also provide better opportunities for her.
She is being treated from Sion Hospital. She is aware that the doctors are trying to make her better. She is studying in the junior KG class in Maharashtra Vidyalaya School in the English Medium. She is not fond of studying, and would rather be playing with her peers. She loves to laugh in class and sing the ABC’s.She loves to watch television. She loves watching the cartoon called “Chota Bheem”. When She initially came to Desire Society, she was distressed at being separated from her family.
She was and still is too young to fully understand her health condition and the reasons for her removal from home, and misses her parents. Although she still misses her family, she loves to live at the care home.
ART medication is put on her daily routine.Staff keeps a strict vigil in this regard.Nutritive food is given as means to safe guard her from any infections.The redesigned supplementary pack [ Pediasure regular/almonds etc ] are introduced/added to raise her immunity levels.
All of the older girls love to take care of her. The care takers ensure that she adheres to the appropriate medication in order to successfully manage her HIV condition, until she is old enough to have more responsibility and work towards managing it herself.
In this environment, she continues to thrive and grow, and everyone loves seeing her infectious smile. The greater need exists to improve upon living standards within her limited life span. The transition from rented building to our own care home is one of necessary steps involved with help of supporters to give sustainable life pattern.
She dreams of becoming a doctor and wants to give people injections to make them better.
Feb 26, 2018
special HIV girl child progression at care home
By dr neelima atal mohanty - head communications
Success story of HIV Baby Girl
The baby girl [10years] was born to parents belonging to socio economically poor back ground. They were poor and use to do agriculture. They were the victims of HIV. The parent of this girl died with HIV. After demise of parents,she use to stay with her uncle.He has taken her to hospital to test the HIV status and found that she is also a victim of HIV.
Her uncle enquired about DESIRE Society and he brought the kid to our care centre. At time of her admission , she was underfed and without any treatment for HIV.After admission , she was put on special diet. The HIV related medication was initiated immediately. She has never gone to school with her parents. Now baby girl is studying in the DESIRE in campus school and want to complete her studies. Her uncle used to visit our care centre to know the status of the kid initially but now stopped turning to the centre and inquiring about her health condition.
The DESIRE Society is committed to provide all kind care and support to see her progressing in coming days. Her CD4 count was 200cells/ml which was supposed to be at least 500 level. He was offered proper counseling, treatment and medicines for opportunistic infections (OIs) by our medical team. she is also able to receive round the clock health care and monitoring. Baby girl was put on ART (Antiretroviral Treatment, a lifesaving drug) as her CD4 count was low at admission time. Now with proper medication , the CD4 count has gone up many folds.
The Global Giving helping hands have the magic of saving this special girl. The continuity of such help can enable us to give her a chance of better living in future too.
Jan 3, 2018
progression of the care home HIV child
By dr neelima atal mohanty - head communications
Success story of an HIV boy
The boy master device (original name different) [8yr old living with HIV] was born to HIV positive parents in New Delhi. It is a mother to child transmission case so he turned out to be an HIV positive during birth. His mother got to know about herself during pregnancy. After the demise of his parents, he and his 2 siblings were staying at their relatives place for some time.
The boy needs special care in terms of nutritive food and medication on daily basis to cope up with the virus. Being stigmatized in society and relatives are reluctant to care the boy, DESIRE Society had accepted for their admission at our Gurgaon care home level.
The relatives lost hope of giving him a sustainable life pattern. They were not able to find any place for the survival because of his suffering from HIV. During his relative’s continuous search for the proper care home for HIV/AIDS children, they met our Program Facilitator and came to know about DESIRE Society.
They brought him and the siblings to the DESIRE Society as it is a care home for HIV/AIDS children. DESIRE Society has pledged to give him the basic core needs. The nutritional diet is the basis of our services to be given to him. Gradually he has gained weight after admission. The net result increases in the CD4 count, in turn, giving them chance to fight against odds of this dreadful disease. The health wise improvement shows the love and care provided to this boy at our Care Home level. His schooling is started at the Government school and now he got enrolled in class 2nd of a Private School. The overall development is targeted area for him. And DESIRE Society is committed to fulfilling the future of the boy.
Hope the continuity of GlobalGiving presence makes sure for their better living standards in future too.