Welcome to DESIRE Society
DESIRE Society is a non-profit voluntary organization registered in year 2005 under Andhra Pradesh Societies Registration Act, 2001 (Act no 35 or, 2001) in Hyderabad. The organization is functioning with an objective of health development and well-being of children infected and affected with HIV and AIDS in India by having presence in Hyderabad, Bangalore, Mumbai and Vizag. The main focus of the organization is to provide institutional care homes for the children abandoned and orphaned by HIV/AIDS.
Building a Future, Beyond HIV/AIDS with DESIRE Society
The HIV/AIDS pandemic is into its third decade. Over 3 million people in India are currently infected with HIV. According to Health Ministry of India nearly 70000 children living with HIV/AIDS. 70% of the children lose the parents to the disease. These children not only have to live without love and support of a parent but they have to find their ownway through uncertainity. There may not be a cure for AIDS yet, but we still have the power to help rewrite the future of thousands of children in India.
Invitation : World AIDS Day-2014
DESIRE Society welcomes like minded volunteers and corporate groups to make this social event a great meaningful through AIDS Day Rally to reach out maximum number of people and show our concern about HIV/AIDS. We are committed observing the World AIDS Day(WAD) every year and we would like to highlight WAD-2014 and its theme 'getting to zero".
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Swathi Case Study
A re-born girl- Swathi is 3 year old and is infected with HIV virus during her birth. Her father died of AIDS and mother was on bed with AIDS condition. Swathi was literally 3 kgs of weight, mother lost hope on this baby. After admitted in DESIRE she is been treated her opportunistic infections, provided ARV (Antiretroviral) treatment and nutrition timely. Surprisingly, within 6 months baby gained weight up to 12 kgs from 3 kgs. Now she is playing with her fellow in-mates happily, after all, Swathi is “smiling with full of heart like………….. just born baby.”
Master Paulraj, 12yrs and weight 14kgs was given admission at DESIE Institutional Care Home (ICH) in Nov, 2012. The boy lost both the parents due to AIDS and unfortunately he is also suffering with HIV. He was literally underweight and had opportunistic infections (OIs) because of low immunity.
Prior to DESIRE, Paulraj has never been to school and used to pick his food from streets as his uncle's family is reluctant to support this boy. At DESIRE he was enrolled for education. DESIRE Society took special care for his psychological and physical needs and helped him by providing medical treatment and special nutrition.
Now, the boy has gained weight up to 22kgs with a stable health. He is able to attend school regularly and playing with inmates actively. We at DESIRE Society is committed to provide our best to save this boy and giving a hope of future with a quality and dignity.