In order to spread awareness about HIV testing among all pregnant women in the district, RDT has launched the Outreach programme.
Under this program, 31 Outreach Workers (ORWs) are rendering their services, and their work is monitored by 2 supervisors. The ORWs monitor the health status of HIV/AIDS patients and register and follow up infected pregnant women after mobilising them for HIV testing. The information and details provided by the ORWs help the HIV/AIDS Care and Support Centres to extend support to HIV-infected pregnant mothers for preventing transmission of the virus to the child. This is done by medications and check-ups at appropriate time intervals. ORWs also spread awareness about the disease and its life implications to halt TB incidence.