Blossom Trust’s Prevention of Parent to Child Transmission of HIV/AIDS (PPTCT) programme was part of our efforts to eradicate HIV/AIDS in the region from 2005 to 2015. The funding was provided by Investment Lease and Financial Services Corporate (IL&FS) in Chennai, under project RCC-II, until 2015.

The programme provided a comprehensive, family-centered range of support, clinical services and public health initiatives with the central goal of preventing the transmission of HIV/AIDS from parents to their babies. In the decade that it ran, nearly 26,145 expectant mothers were tested for HIV; the 126 who were found to be positive received counselling, support and education from the Blossom Staff during pregnancy, delivery and post-natal care.

From 2005 to 2015 Blossom PPTCT programme ran in all 11 blocks of Virudhunagar District. Due to the programme’s success rate it was expanded in 2011 and a new office in Guduvancheri was opened to co-ordinate the new outreach workers who covered all 13 blocks of Kancheepuram.