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Acknowledgements

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

Abbreviations

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

OI:Opportunistic Infections

OR:Operations Research

PLHA:Persons Living With HIV And AIDS

RSACS:Rajasthan State Aids Control Society

STI:Sexually Transmitted Infections

TI:Targeted Interventions

Contents

|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 | |

Chapter I

District profile

Karauli is a well-known district in the state of Rajasthan. The headquarters of the district is located in the town of Karauli. Karauli is a...
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