November 3, 2009
We have just entered November. For those of us who care about people with HIV, this means a month of preparation towards Dec. 1st – World AIDS Day.
Around the world, people remember those who are living with HIV/AIDS – and take time to remember those who have died of AIDS – on World AIDS Day. Its a sober time, a time of reflection, a time to think and pray and review what we are doing personally to make a difference in the world-wide challenge to overcome the ravages of the disease.
For us at Jeevan Sahara Kendra, every day is World AIDS Day. Every day we meet people who have HIV. And encouragingly, we are seeing people live longer and fuller lives than ever before. HIV is a disease. Its harsh at times, but it can be fought. With a little help from family and friends and with a lot of help from our loving Father God – we know that we can see real victories.
What are you doing about HIV?
Do you want to do something with us? Do you want to see a different Thane city – a city which actually cares for people with HIV/AIDS living here?
Contact us at 9321112065 and lets see what we can do together!
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.