In Partnership with London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
Funding Support from Avahan India AIDS Initiative, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Impact assessment of HIV/AIDS prevention programs in Tamil Nadu was conducted in collaboration with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) through a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF)
The assessment expanded interdisciplinary expertise and strengthened capacity in collating and synthesizing evidence-based knowledge
A compendium was published chronicling state wide initiatives for HIV prevention and documenting contextual factors which facilitated program implementation
The compendium offers a comprehensive overview of the HIV epidemic since it was first detected among female sex workers in 1986 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. The assessment traces the evolution of the national and state response in preventing and controlling the spread of HIV.