Education  India Project #10533

Education for 356 HIV Infected/Affected Children

by DESIRE Society
Education for 356 HIV Infected/Affected Children
Education for 356 HIV Infected/Affected Children
Education for 356 HIV Infected/Affected Children
Education for 356 HIV Infected/Affected Children
Education for 356 HIV Infected/Affected Children
Education for 356 HIV Infected/Affected Children
Education for 356 HIV Infected/Affected Children
Education for 356 HIV Infected/Affected Children
Education for 356 HIV Infected/Affected Children
Education for 356 HIV Infected/Affected Children
Education for 356 HIV Infected/Affected Children
Education for 356 HIV Infected/Affected Children
Education for 356 HIV Infected/Affected Children
Education for 356 HIV Infected/Affected Children

Girl At Care Home, Hyderabad


 This girl’s life was shattered when 6 years old. She lost both HIV parents at tender age. She was kept with relatives. Her elder sister was not suffering with HIV so relatives could manage with her. But, her ,being the child suffering with HIV had tough time. Relatives started looking for orphanage which can accommodate such children.


She was referred to us and given admission. Her health was on verge of collapse when she got admitted. She was immediately put on ART usage. The food related special care was put on alert. Dietician took extra care to build up her immunity system strongly. The supplementary nutrition kit is base of giving boost to her health care.


The opportunistic infections were addressed with immediate effect. Her physical and mental status has improved within a short duration of admission in care home. She had survived with good note which has encouraged all of us to continue such services covering special [HIV] children in India.


She is put into schooling and finishing this admitted into private college. She has completed Bachelor of Science. Presently, she got seat for “ Bachelor in Education in Hyderabad College “ . Her dream to become a teacher got fulfilled. She is determined to serve the needy by taking teaching profession. This is her first year of degree in education stream. Hopefully ,this makes her best teacher in future.Even, she would like to extend her services to DESIRE Society children as and when need arises.


DESIRE Society  has established the way of progression to such children. The helping hands/  support from “  GLOBAL GIVING “is utilized for benefit of children like her at care home level, IDA Bollaram. Hopefully, everyone gets engaged in upbringing of this girl in future too.

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Girl Child  is born with HIV as per  mother to child transmission during birth. When she is 4 years old both her parents passed away  due to HIV . At that time the responsibility of the child taken care by her maternal uncle .

She stayed with uncle for 2 years. In those two years child  used to go the Nutrition camps conducted by the DESIRE Society  and used to receive the benefits of the Nutrition Kit which contains high protein diet.  After two years the uncle could not take the responsibility of the child as she was having  HIV. The outreach worker suggested the organization” DESIRE  Society “  which will take care of such children with HIV.

When she was 6 years old when she came to  “ DESIRE Society “  .She was  in malnutrition stage and underweight with having opportunistic infections. At that time the special care was taken by the organization and provided the quality food with the doctors advise. Quality health care was provided and structured counseling was given to the child. She recovered within  one month from the general weakness and year - long medication was given. However, she also started ART Medicine which is life long main medication for such children.

She was admitted in the Sri Sai Vidyakethan School and passed out 10th standard this year with 95 percentage marks. Along with this she was encouraged in all forms of talents such as Art and crafts ,dances & singing.

Her goal is to become a software engineer and get a good position in the society. And she also wanted to be an active member in spreading the awareness against discrimination tagged with HIV children. The GlobalGiving support is making to achieve her goals fulfilled in timely manner.

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Partially blind girl child was found sitting idle at Film Nagar,Sai Baba temple, in Hyderabad.She was identified by the Tv 5 [telegu news channel ] Journalists. The child is infected  with HIV+ as both parents turned out to be positive cases. Her mother passed away in the year 2013 with HIV status and lost her father in the year 2016 with the same deadly virus. After knowing about the child situation, TV5 director  and his colleagues admitted the girl in DESIRE Society, Institutional care home.      

Girl child  at DESIRE Society Hyderabad Care Home


Since the child was admitted in the DESIRE Society ,we are rendering its best for the quality and extended life span . At the time of admission ,she was malnourished and  badly required medical attention. She was neglected by her family members due to poor socio economic conditions. Her CD4 count was extremely low. She was offered proper counseling, treatment and medicines for opportunistic infections (OIs) by our medical team. She has received  round the clock health care and monitoring. 


The child was put on ART (Antiretroviral Treatment, a lifesaving drug) as her CD4 count was low. She is also put with a balanced diet as ART has got more side effects.  DESIRE Society has put more attention on planned nutritional diet which truly helped this child to continue drug adherence. So this  led her to gain physical weight . After these continuous efforts are put by DESIRE, now her health condition is getting stable and heading towards progression.


Consultation for her eye treatment is under process DESIRE Society is working to bring support for the treatment and for the connectivity of the eye hospital in this regard. Extra care by care takers is focused in her case.


The in campus schooling is assigned in her case initially and use to sit with zeal to study further in outside school . Presently, she is attending private English medium school along with other care home inmates. She takes up online session for her respective classes.

The GLOBAL GIVING  support can bring in protective shell  for such children who are badly in need of extra care / spending required to get smile on their faces.

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The boy lost parents with HIV. After demise of his mother, the father could well imagine fate of his child at home. 

He searched for care home and admitted with us.  Later ,boy lost his father too. The family was reluctant to take care of this boy. 
He was put on special diet with high protein contents. Medical team has initiated ART medication on regular basis. He has adjusted to norms set up by medical team. 
He is well behaved. Presently he is more than 18 years and attends private college. He maintains the study hours and want to become a teacher.
He has good hand to draw paintings and won prizes while attending competitions. 
GlobalGiving has key role to play when it comes to helping such children. The bright future lies ahead of him due to GlobalGiving continuum of support received.
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She is 6 years old and lost parents with HIV at tender age . She was under-weight at time of admission. So diet chart is maintained for her. Nutrition is given utmost importance for her.  The balance of food/medical care has been put on alert for her.



Supplementary nutrition is added to boost her immunity level. Her CD 4 count was low but over a period of time it got improved a lot. The doctor advise was followed strictly for her. We had special round of discussion covering her health status on regular basis. This led to improvement in her health status on fast track.



Tangible improvement   was seen within 6months of her joining. She has gained weight and height within short time frame. She has learned all routine works of brushing her teeth, taking bath, eating food herself ,dressing up at her own etc.



She improved self-confidence, going to private school now and she wants to become a teacher.


The GlobalGiving is helping her to grow nicely like any other normal child in community.

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