HIV/AIDS MAINSTREAMING AWARENESS
Recently FoV has been given the responsibility to train members of selected developmental organizations active in different fields of social services in Agra and Mathura District, for Mainstreaming Awareness of HIV/ AIDS. The Tata Institute of Social Sciences has provided technical assistance and funding from UNDP for the training of trainers workshops which FoV are conducting.
Mainstreaming HIV/AIDS in development work is an attempt towards improving development practices so as to enhance its contribution to the response to HIV/AIDS. This requires developmental organizations to attend to both the immediate and the underlying determinants of people’s susceptibility to HIV infection and taking into account the impact of HIV/AIDS and adjusts their work based on it. Given this scenario, involvement of NGOs from varied capacities and backgrounds becomes crucial for effective response to HIV in India, especially in dealing with HIV, where complexities are interlinked, efforts should be from all facets of society.