ART



CST (Care, Support & Treatment)

 

One of the Objectives of NACP is to provide care, support and treatment to all PLHIV with this objective in mind various services delivery points like CoE, ART Centre, ART Plus centres, LAC, LAC Plus and CCC have been established and are being expanded in a need based manner:


       The main objective of Anti-retroviral Therapy (ART) Centre is to provide comprehensive package of Care-support and Treatment services to persons living with HIV/AIDS(PLHIV).The specific objectives of an ART centre are to:-

HIV/AIDS Epidemic Profile of J&K

On the On the basis of the HIV Sentinel Surveillance 2014-15 the epidemic of HIV /AIDS in J&K is static and under control. J&K State fall under the low Prevalence State where the ANC prevalence is 0.05%.  
There are 4289 clients registered at ART centers and 886 AIDS deaths so far. Being a low prevalence state, the mission of J&K State AIDS Prevention and Control Society is to disseminate wholesome AIDS awareness to every citizen of the State especially living in the age group of 15 – 49 years.

 

Impact of CST Programme

 FUNCTIONS OF ART (Antiretroviral treatment) Centre

 

 LAC (Link ART) CENTRE

The ART services are presently being rolled out through ART centres located mainly in medical colleges, tertiary hospital and district hospital. As the ART is a lifelong therapy and drugs are generally provided once in a month, the frequent visit leads to inconvenience, long travel distance and cost to the patient. Hence, in order to reduce the travel cost and travel time in accessing ART services, to increase the access to HIV care for the PLHIV, to improve the drug adherence of patients on ART and to bridge the gap between counseling & testing services and Care, Support and Treatment Services, it was decided to set up Link ART Centres at ICTC’s in the district/sub-district level hospitals/CHC’S nearer to the patients residence. These centres are linked to a Nodal ART Centre.

 FUNCTIONS OF LAC

 

CST facilities in J&K

Number of ART centres working under JKSACS

S. No.

Name of ART Centre

Name of District

1

ART plus Centre GMC, Jammu

Jammu

2

ART Centre SKIMS,Soura

Srinagar

 

      Number of Link ART Centres working under JKSACS

S. No.

Name of Link ART Centre (LAC)

Name of District

1

LAC Kathua

DH Kathua

2

LAC Udhampur

DH Udhampur

3

LAC Rajouri

DH Rajouri

4

LAC Leh

SNM Hospital Leh

        ACHIEVEMENTS

 

 

Second Line Treatment in ART Plus Centre GMC, Jammu

Second line treatment is also available in ART Plus Centre GMC Jammu.

i.e TL  (Tenofovir +Lamivudine)

      ATV (Atazanavir)

     Ritonavir ( given  in single dose daily)

Detail of HIV Clients till August 2017 (ART, Jammu/Srinagar)

S No.

Month

Name of ART Centre

 

Indicator (Cumulative)

Total

Adults

Children (< 15 years)

Male

Female

TS/TG

Male

Female

1.

Till August 2017

GMC, Jammu

No. of PLHIV Registered in HIV Care

2164

1385

5

140

103

3798

Died

558

192

2

22

16

790

LFU

335

151

0

10

13

509

Alive on ART

1035

862

3

86

56

2042

SKIMS
Srinagar

No. of PLHIV Registered in HIV Care

358

104

4

15

10

491

Died

74

15

2

2

3

96

LFU

74

13

0

2

2

91

Alive on ART

148

71

1

11

3

234

 

Compiled Report OF ART CENTRES TILL August 2017 (J & K)

                                             Indicator (Cumulative)

Total

Total No. of PLHIV Registered in HIV Care

4289

Total Died

886

Total LFU

600

Total Alive on ART

2276