The intervention programme is designed to bring about behavior change among specific population groups whose risk/vulnerabilities of contacting STI/HIV infections are high. These groups are categorized as core groups, Female Sex Workers (FSW), Men who have Sex with Men (MSM), Injecting Drug Users (IDU) and Transgender (TG)– and Bridge population which includes Truckers and Migrants. This programme is implemented through the Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) / Community basedOrganizations (CBOs). During the financial year 2015-16, 74TI NGOs were functioning under the control of TANSACS.

Link Workers Scheme:

Link Workers Scheme is implemented in 15 districts of Tamil Nadu through TANSACS. The programme is designed to reach out to the high risk and vulnerable population 1500 villages in the rural areas.

Condom Promotion

Condoms are the most effective means for prevention of HIV infection among high risk and general population. TANSACS adopts different strategies to reach out to each group.
–    Distribution of free condoms to people through health care institutions. Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) clinics, outreach programmes, Integrated Counseling & Testing Centers (ICTCs), Anti-Retro Viral Therapy (ART) center and NGOs.
–     Behaviour Change Communication (BCC) to create awareness about safer sexual practices.

Omalur Pilot Project 2015 – 2016