Counselling and Testing for HIV/AIDS

February 13, 2009


Jeevan Sahara Kendra is happy to announce that we are now able to counsel and test for HIV at the JSK centre.

Anyone who would like to be tested for HIV – or has a family member or friend they feel should be tested – is welcome to come between 9.30 AM and 5 PM from Monday to Friday and from 9.30 AM to 1 PM on Saturdays.

Our experienced counsellors will meet with and explain the HIV test and possible outcomes to those who need the test.  After getting voluntary consent, a blood sample will be taken which will be testing for HIV anti-bodies using 3 different reagents.

Though the cost of the reagents alone is over Rs. 400 we will collect a minimum fee of Rs. 10 per person.   [note: individuals who would like to contribute more are welcome to do so – this will allow us to test more people who cannot afford the costs].

The test result will be given along with post-test counselling on the next working day.  All results will be confidential.

The Jeevan Sahara Kendra will be able to help people who test positive through medical supervision and home-care, as well as being able to refer to the government health facilities.

Please call up at (022) 25899248 for further information.