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This study is an appraisal of the utilization of social protection schemes by people living with HIV (PLHIVs). The states of Gujarat, Orissa, Rajasthan, and Tamil Nadu were selected for appraisal. The data for this study has been collected from key informants among PLHIVs, both users and non-users of the schemes, service providers, and key decision-makers within the government and non-government organizations. The data reveals trends in the use of the various schemes, some mainstreamed with the general populace and some specifically marked for use by the PLHIVs. There seem to be advantages of both mainstreaming and introducing targeted schemes, given the issues of confidentiality and stigma that can hinder the use of such schemes by the PLHIV. The findings of this study can be used for effectively modifying existing schemes and for cross-learning between states in India.
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An online self-assessment tool to check one's risk of contracting HIV.
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