What We Do
The main purpose of the program is to reduce mortality in patients with advanced HIV by increasing access to comprehensive care for those with life-threatening infections. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between the Bihar State AIDS Control Society, State Health Society Bihar and MSF to provide medical care through a sustainable model of care at Guru Gobind Singh Hospital (GGSH) in Patna.
The treatment focusses on improving the quality of life while prioritising the rights and dignity of those living with advanced HIV. MSF will be responsible for the implementation of all activities and ensure that high-quality services are delivered. MSF will also work on capacity building and supporting the Ministry of Health on the management of advanced cases of HIV. MSF will evaluate and advocate for innovative diagnostic tools and treatment for people living with HIV across India.
People living with HIV are diagnosed with advanced HIV if they have a CD4 count of less than 200 cells/mm3 or if they have certain opportunistic infections.
People with advanced HIV may have high levels of mortality when they have life-threatening opportunistic infections like kala azar or tuberculosis.