Demand for HIV Test and Counseling
Deurali is located some 35 kilometers from Manthali, headquarters of Ramechhap district. There is a small village which is also known as remittance village or village of new lahures. Ms. Chandramaya Shrestha, FCHV and Sharaswati Shrestha, spouse of labor migrant showed her concern to ASN outreach worker Miss Bhagawati Budhathoki and requested for an orientation related to HIV AIDS. After some time, the outreach worker went there and conducted ‘individual behavior chance communication’ and ‘pre-departure orientation’ in close coordination with FCHV. 15 participants took VCT referral cards for HIV testing and counseling after a long interaction with them.
Then ORW had next follow-up test, which resulted in twelve confirmed case and five new VCT referral for migrants. An orientation helped to empower migrants on HIV issues and services utilization.