This was first ever systematic situational analysis of high risk behaviour groups under targeted interventions implemented and managed by Rajasthan state AIDS control society. We acknowledge the recognition given to the need of systematic intervention in the state of Rajasthan.
We are extremely thankful to all those HRG members who participated and cooperated with us in carrying out the survey. Their patience in answering all the questions was praiseworthy though they did not have such an exposure before. We also thank community leaders and opinion makers who allowed us in their sex work settings.
Thanks are due to all NGO director/head, project manager and ORW who worked day and night throughout the process. Their untiring efforts in obtaining the consent of the community and rigorous efforts made in filling up the questionnaire were commendable.
We are thankful to project director RSACS, Dr. R.N.D Purohit for all his support and valued contribution during the study. Special thanks to JD-TI, Ms. Rolly Sinha and ad-TI Mr. Sunil Vishnoi for maintaining the enthusiasm of TI partner NGOS.
Our special thanks are due to dr. Nesim Tumkaya, country representative for his constant encouragement. Heartfelt thanks to Dr. Marc Derveeu Dy. Country representative UNFPA for his guidance and mentoring during the study.
We are extremely grateful to director, institute of health management research IIHMR, Dr. S.D Gupta who provided us autonomy and free hand in carrying out the task systematically; his kind words always boosted the morale of the team. Constant encouragement by Dr. L.P Singh dean research iihmr helped in maintaining the confidence level of the research team.
In the last we would like to thank all those who directly and indirectly supported us in carrying out this task.
Dr. Alok Kumar Mathur
AIDS:Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
BCC: Behavioral Change Communication
BSS:Behavioral Surveillance Survey
CMIS :Computerized Management Information System
SW: Sex Worker
HIV:Human Immunodeficiency Virus
HRG:High Risk Group
ICTC:Integrated Counseling And Testing Center
IEC:Information Education Communication
IDU:Injecting Drug User
IIHMR: Institute Of Health Management Research
M&E:Monitoring And Evaluation
MIS:Management Information System
MSM:Men Having Sex With Men
NACO:National Aids Control Organization
NACP:National Aids Control Programme
NGO:Non Governmental Organization
PLHA:Persons Living With HIV And AIDS
RSACS:Rajasthan State Aids Control Society
STI:Sexually Transmitted Infections
|S.n |Chapter |Page nos | |1. |Acknowledgements | | |2. |Abbreviations | | |3. |Chapter-I District Profile | | |4. |Chapter-II Situational Analysis | | |5. |Chapter-III Conclusion And Implications | |
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