The smiling boy [now at DESIRE Society Hyderabad Care Home ] was at home with uncle & his family. After the demise of his parents [ parents died with HIV ] , Uncle has taken up his responsibility. This boy started falling sick quite often. The tensed relatives took him to Govt hospital.He turned out to be HIV positive too. It was a case of mother to child transmission.
Uncle’s poor economic condition led this boy to suffer. The health condition started deteriorating thereby it was difficult for them to take care of him. His uncle started looking for shelter home. The DESIRE Society outreach worker stays in contact with Govt Hospital so they referred him to us.
At the admission time, he was quite weak. We have designed specific diet chart for him which took a while for him to gain strength. The ART drug adherence is maintained very well within scope of care home , IDA Bollaram. The supplementary nutrition kit [ Pediasure as one of component ] is added up to give a balanced diet pattern for such special [HIV] child.
The health condition of this boy improved under the supervision of team of doctor and paramedical staff.This led us to have the confidence of sending him to school. He goes to private school at present with focus on over all development of child.He is pet of his teachers because of his smiley face.
He is very talented as part of regional [ TELANGANA REGION ] folk singing which he has grasped by heart. The traditional regional dancing is unique with this boy and this could happen even without any trainer teaching him for same.
She was born in a poor family and she lost her parents due to HIV when she was young. She has four sisters but only she was born with HIV. After the death of her parents she was shifted to her maternal grandparent’s home. They lived in joint family and due to some financial conditions her aunty shifted her to OASIS for people and community , when she was 9 years old.
When her elder sister got independent in Mumbai and she wanted her to be in city with her but her financial conditions were not very strong to take care and provide for her needs as a person with HIV .Thus they were searching for Special children Care Home.
Their search brought them to “DESIRE Society” through one of our outreach workers in the community. She was admitted in Institution Care Home in city. When she was admitted in the institute she was under nourished. She badly required medical attention as she had poor health and her CD4 count was also very low. She was offered proper medication and treatment from Govt Hospital. She was ensured adequate health care and monitoring.
She was also given balanced supplementary nutrition that boosted her immunity level and helped her cope up with ART medicine (Antiretroviral Treatment).
Improvement in her health could be seen within 6 months of her joining. Now her health is improved and she is doing much better than before.
Now she is pursuing Bachelors of Accounting and Finance from private English medium college after graduation she wants to do MBA and aspires to get employed in corporate sector. She is very clear and confident about her goals in life.
Child development indicator of GG project progress
By dr neelima atal mohanty | head communications
Case study of care home boy
This is a 8 years old boy who lost his mother and father in the year 2017. His mother and father were infected with HIV/AIDS.His parents had love marriage and shifted to Hyderabad for labor work for 2 years. At that point, parents became sick. From there they had returned to their own village and both the parents expired due to HIV/AIDS.
In this situation he started living with his grandfather who was very old person. The village elders were worried and admitted him in Government shelter . After some days he started suffering with fever and the team took him to hospital and medical examinations were done. They found that boy was also HIV positive. The team approached CWC . But CWC team response was that they are not taking care of HIV positive children in their district. Also, CWC team enquired with us in this case.DESIRE Society was referred to take care . After taking the information [on 24.07.2019] District Child protection officer along with child [with all the CWC legal admission proceeding documents] has joined him at DESIRE Society.
At the time of admission the child was crying and not sleeping properly.He was too small to eat himself so care takers started feeding food to him.He was looking thin and did not had capacity to speak. Now ,He is taking ART drug regularly under the monitoring of DESIRE team. At the time of joining his weight was10kgs and CD4 count- 390 and now child weight has reached to 20kgs and CD4- 700
In the first week of joining ,he was not mingling with other inmates. Now, he is super active boy and like to play few hours daily. Now he is studying in English medium school [LKG] which is close by to care home.
. At present his education is going on well and he is living the life of a normal child in the DESIRE Society Care Home . We hope that he will study well with good health status in future too.
Now, he says that DESIRE Society is my family and he does not seem to miss his parents. The supportive hands from community will enable us to fulfill his dreams when he grows up.
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