Living with HIV/AIDS in Chiang Mai

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Background
Rejoice Foundation provides medical, social and educational support to communities infected with and affected by HIV/Aids
Rejoice has no religious or political affiliation and does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, socio-economic status, sexual orientation or ability.
Based in the city of Chiang Mai, Rejoice makes weekly visits to communities as far afield as Fang in the north to Chomthong in the south.
Objectives
Rejoice's Goal is to provide the much needed medical and social support system to the poor, sick and under-privileged living in Chiang Mai's villages and the surrounding hill areas. In particular, Rejoice addresses the diverse array of medical and social needs of HIV/AIDS affected people.
Rejoice's programmes cater to a variety of needs, there are HIV/AIDS medical care, HIV/AIDS education and prevention programmes, free infant formulas, education sponsorships and one to one counselling.
The distribution of infant formulas has been very effective. Apparently, babies born to infected mothers may not develop HIV/AIDS if not breastfed.

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Living with HIV/AIDS in Chiang Mai

  1. 1. Peer to Peer Outreach Student Scholarships Migrant Outreach Counselling Medical Outreach Education & Prevention
  2. 2. Gee, Arm and Wi cover over 3,500 km each month visiting families and communities affected by HIV/AIDS.
  3. 3. Visits made to over 300 patients and their families in established clinics in 6 diverse areas of Chiang Mai Province.
  4. 4. Cooking Sleeping Living In same room
  5. 5. Home care visits are made to over 100 individual HIV/AIDS patients in isolated rural communities.
  6. 6. Infant Formula Milk Programme Deliveries of formula milk to children born to HIV+ve mothers. Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission (MCT)
  7. 7. School Scholarship Sponsorship 63 students benefit from the School Scholarship Programme mainly supported by individuals on an annual basis.
  8. 8. Education and Prevention Programme Over the past 6 months, more than 150 people have attended meetings designed both for HIV patients and Youth.
  9. 9. Staff Training Workshops Rejoice Team attends workshops organised by specialist NGO’s such as PHPT and TTAG
  10. 10. Over 40% of people infected with the HIV virus don’t know their status. Thai society still cannot accept the fact that those with the Aids virus are not a danger to them. Read original press articles in Jan 2014 Newsletter
  11. 11. Links www.rejoicecharity.com Newsletter January 2014 Rejoice Foundation Review 2013

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