Sensitization programs, awareness campaigns and advocacy efforts were undertaken with elected representatives, government officials, police officers, lawyers, service providers, media, community leaders and faith based organizations brought attention to the issues faced by the marginalized community, influenced policy level changes and mainstreamed the response to HIV
TAI program advocated with the government for extending adequate social protections for key populations to reduce their vulnerability to HIV and address livelihood needs of the marginalized community.
Sustained and combined efforts of government, civil society organizations and communities for more than a decade have contributed to declines in HIV prevalence and STI syndromes in Tamil Nadu
Facilitated the formation of 25 Community Based Organizations (CBOs) for HIV/AIDS prevention and control and strengthened the CBO movement in Tamil Nadu.
Partnering with 25 Non-Government and Community Based Organizations (NGOs/CBOs) and two Clinic Management Agencies, TAI program reached 35,000 Female Sex Workers (FSWs) and 15,000 Men who have Sex with Men (MSM), including Transgenders, Kothis and Double-Deckers, in 13 high HIV prevalence districts of Tamil Nadu.
Established an effective crisis response management system involving CBO board members, community field staff and advocates to promptly address violence faced by key populations.
Collaborated with NACO and Odisha SACS to set up four Learning Sites among selected NGOs implementing Targeted Intervention program, built capacity of staff and community and facilitated adoption and dissemination of TAI best practices.