Community Care Centre (CCC)- Played a critical role in providing treatment, care and support to people living with HIV/AIDS (PLHA) in Thane district Under NACP-III this centre was attached to 4 ART centres and ensured that 5000 PLHA were provided:
(a) counselling for ART drug adherence, nutrition and prevention
(b) treatment of opportunistic infection- in patients care/ OPD
(c) referral and outreach services for follow up
(d)social support services.
The centre was mandated to seek better community and family response towards PLHA through family counselling for better treatment outcome, the centre provided families of PLHA counselling on the patients nutritional needs, treatment adherence and psychological support.
CCC had better linkages and referrals to ICTC, DOTS, PPTCT, LAC, other treatment services and interventions. CCC served as a vital link in providing holistic support to PLHA with district hospitals and provided referral service to PLHA when needed. This project was funded by NACO & Karnataka Health Promotion Trust implemented since 2010 to 2015.