HIV Prevention Care and Support Program for Female Prisoners in Central Jail, Kathmandu  As a part of multi sectoral intervention of Prerana on HIV prevention and care, Prerana has been  implementing HIV prevention, care and support program for female prisoners in the central jail in  Kathmandu. Through realizing the gravity of the vulnerability of prisoners, Prerana initiated the HIV  prevention and care program for female prisoners as another intervention strategy on HIV & AIDS.  The program has been implemented since December 2008 and the major activities include  sensitizations, orientations to the female prisoners, NAIKEs, prison authorities and security  personnel The is also an Income generation activities for female prisoners and other empowerment  programs. Voluntary Counseling and Testing (VCT) services have been initiated in the central jail  targeting the prisoners in coordination with the jail hospital staff.   Key activities under the project are:    Sensitization to Prison Authorities and NAIKEs and prison inmates  Mobilization of 10 Peer Educators and 10 self help group members among prison inmates   VCT and STI services and referrals for CD4 count, ART, viral load and other treatment support to identified PLHIV inmates Support to PLHIV inmates through referrals to access tratment, care and support services.   Support on Income Generating Activities (IGAs) to prison inmates   Training on HIV & AIDS, Gender, human Rights, sexual reproductive health, basic counseling and  psychosocial and trauma counseling etc Capacity building of prison authorities and hospital  for the sustainability. 
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