SERVICES/ FACILITIES of GSACS FOR PREVENTION /CONTROL OF HIV/AIDS IN GOA

  Integrated Counseling and Testing Centres at:
Goa Medical College, Bambolim
Tuberculosis and Chest Diseases Hospital, St. Inez, Panaji
Hospicio Hospital, Margao
North Goa District Hospital, Mapusa
Cottage Hospital, Chicalim
CHCs at Canacona, Curchorem, Pernem and Valpoi
Sub District Hospital, Ponda and PHC, Candolim.

  Facility Level Integrated Counseling and Testing Centers at:
 All Primary Health Centers and Urban Health Centers under Directorate of Health Services.

  CD4 cell count testing facility of HIV/AIDS patients is available at:
 Goa Medical College (Dept. of Microbiology), Bambolim.

  Sexually Transmitted Diseases/ Infections related services at :
STD clinic, Baina, Vasco
STD clinic, Hospicio Hospital, Margao
STD clinic, North Goa District Hospital, Mapusa
Skin and V.D. Dept., Goa Medical College, Bambolim.
All Health Centers under Directorate of Health Services.

 Free drugs for treatment of Opportunistic Infections in HIV/ AIDS patients is available at
 Goa Medical College, Bambolim; North Goa District Hospital, Mapusa; Hospicio Hospital, Margao.

 Prevention of Parent-to-Child Transmission of HIV infection during pregnancy:
Programme includes counseling, testing and drug administration to HIV positive pregnant ladies & Syrup NVP to babies born to HIV+ve positive mothers at
OBG Dept., Goa Medical College;
Hospicio Hospital, Margao
North Goa District Hospital, Mapusa.
Sub District Hospital, Ponda

 Early Infant Diagnosis:
As early as six weeks, babies born to HIV positive mothers can be tested to rule out HIV infection in the babies at the below mentioned centers.
Goa Medical College, Bambolim
North Goa District Hospital, Mapusa
Hospicio Hospital, Margao
Cottage Hospital, Chicalim

 Antiretroviral Treatment Centre at
 Goa Medical College (Opp. Paediatric OPD): Free antiretroviral drugs for eligible HIV +ve adults and children.

 Facility Integrated ART Centre:
Hospicio Hospital for South Goa District

 Link ART Centre plus:
North Goa District Hospital, Mapusa.

 Link ART Centre:
 Sub District Hospital, Ponda, and Cottage Hospital, Chicalim.

 Viral load testing facility:
 Department of Microbiology, Goa Medical College, Bambolim.

 Blood Banks :
 Three Government Blood Bank Supported by Goa State AIDS Control Society and three Private Blood Bank which are Monitored by Goa State Blood Transfusion Council.

 Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP)
Available in all Government Health facilities for Health Care Providers.

 Availability of free condoms
 At all health facilities for prevention of STIs including HIV/AIDS and pregnancy.

 Targeted Intervention (TI)
 Projects are undertaken through the following NGOs funded by Goa SACS to create awareness among High Risk Groups and Core Groups.
 Life Line Foundation, Sai Life Care, Desterro Eves Mahila Mandal, Rishta, Community Resource Foundation, Presentation Society, Humsaath trust Goa & Zindagi Goa.