Karnataka State AIDS Prevention Society
KSAPS vision is consistent with NACO’s vision, which envisions an India where every person living with HIV has access to quality care and is treated with dignity. Effective prevention, care and support for HIV/AIDS is possible in an environment where human rights are respected and where those infected or affected by HIV/AIDS live a life without stigma and discrimination.
KSAPS has taken measures to ensure that people living with HIV have equal access to quality health services. By fostering close collaboration with NGOs, women’s self-help groups, faith-based organizations, positive people’s networks and communities, KSAPS hopes to improve access and accountability of the services. It stands committed to building an enabling environment wherein those infected and affected by HIV play a central role in all responses to the epidemic – at state, district and grassroots level.
KSAPS is thus committed to contain the spread of HIV in India by building an all-encompassing response reaching out to diverse populations. We endeavour to provide people with accurate, complete and consistent information about HIV, promote use of condoms for protection, and emphasise treatment of sexually transmitted diseases. KSAPS works to motivate men and women for a responsible sexual behaviour.
KSAPS believes that people need to be aware, motivated, equipped and
empowered with knowledge so that they can protect themselves from the
impact of HIV. We confront a stark realty – HIV can happen to any
of us. Our hope is that anyone can be saved from the infection with appropriate
information on prevention. KSAPS is built on a foundation of care and
support, and is committed to consistently fabricate strategic responses
for combating HIV and AIDS situation in India.