Effective prevention, care and support for HIV/AIDS is possible in an environment where human rights are respected and where those infected or affected by HIV/AIDS live a life without stigma and discrimination.
APSACS has taken measures to ensure that people living with HIV have equal access to quality health services. By fostering close collaboration with NGOs, women’s self-help groups, faith-based organisations, positive people’s networks and communities, APSACS hopes to improve access and accountability of the services. It stands committed to building an enabling environment wherein those infected and affected by HIV play a central role in all responses to the epidemic – district and grassroot level.
APSACS works to motivate men and women for a responsible sexual behaviour.
APSACS believes that people need to be aware, motivated, equipped and empowered with knowledge so that they can protect themselves from the impact of HIV. We confront a stark realty – HIV can happen to any of us. Our hope is that anyone can be saved from the infection with appropriate information on prevention.
- To prevent HIV transmission and to control its spread.
- To reduce morbidity and mortality associated with HIV infection.
- To reduce the adverse social and economic impact resulting from HIV infection.
- To co-ordinate and strengthen STD/HIV/AIDS surveillance.
- To provide technical support in HIV/AIDS prevention and control to Government and Non-Governmental Organizations.
- To enhance the community awareness, specifically knowledge, attitude and practice of high risk groups.
- To develop Health Education materials for distribution and adoption by agencies working in AIDS prevention.
- To channelise and integrate the activities of Non –Governmental Organisations in AIDS prevention and control.
- To promote safety of Blood and Blood products and encourage Voluntary Blood Donation movement.
- To provide facilities and to strengthen services relating to Sexually Transmitted Diseases in Government and Private Medical Institutions and Practitioners.
- To provide Counselling services.
- To organize social support for management of HIV infected and AIDS patients.
- To utilize the incomes and funds collected and donations if any received, by the society solely towards the objects of the society.
- To carry on the activities without the intention of making any profit.
- To carry out its activities within India for the benefit of the people.
- The objects of the Society are also to extend the medical facilities to all citizens irrespective of caste, religion, sex etc.