NACO established Technical Support Units (TSUs) which aim at supporting the development and implementation of HIV/AIDS strategies in their respective states through extending technical assistance to State AIDS Control Societies (SACSs), helping them meet the current goals and objectives of NACP eventually.
HLFPPT, with NACO's guidance, has been managing TSUs in three states namely, Chhattisgarh, Andhra Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh since 2007. HLFPPT provides techno-managerial support to TSUs and is responsible for giving strategic guidance to TSUs through capacity building and aligning TSU performance with state-specific needs.
The Targeted Interventions are targeted for HRGs comprising Female Sex Workers (FSWs), Men having Sex with Men (MSM), Injecting Drug Users (IDUs), and Transgender (TG) and Bridge Population comprising Migrant Workers and Truckers.
I. TSU Chhattisgarh: Reached out to 128,889 HRGs and Bridge Population
TSU Chhattisgarh of Chhattisgarh State AIDS Control Society (CGSACS) has placed its objective of bringing in technical and professional expertise in the areas of HIV/AIDS prevention which include, evidence-based strategic planning, resource planning, capacity building and strengthening Targeted Interventions (TIs).
TSU Chhattisgarh has been extending support to 21 out of 27 districts, covering five regions of the state including Bilaspur, Durg, Korba, Raigarh and Raipur.
PERFORMANCE FY 2013-14
Through consistent mentorship of TSU Chhattisgarh, OST Centre at Civil Hospital Supela, Bhilai (Durg) has received appreciation letter by NACO, which has acknowledged it as one of the Best Performing Centres in the country twice.
II. TSU Andhra Pradesh: Reached out to 461,107 HRGs
HLFPPT has been implementing TSU Andhra Pradesh, with support from Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation under the guidance of NACO since 2007.
PERFORMACE FY 2013-14
III. TSU Madhya Pradesh: Reached out to 1,19,844 HRGs
The Technical Support Unit (TSU) of MP State AIDS Control Society (MPSACS) was established by NACO in November 2007, and has remained operational by HLFPPT.
PERFORMANCE FY 2013-14
During the reporting year, TSU MP has facilitated expansion of TI programmes across 41 out of 51 districts through 84 TIs, covering more than 95% of HRGs and covering Bridge Population.