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STI/RTI Services at District level

STI/RTI Services at the district level are provided through the Out Patient Departments of Skin & VD and Gynecology & Obstetrics Departments of Medical College/District Hospitals. At District and select Sub District hospitals, if the concerned departments/specialists are not available, services are delivered through general duty medical officers in general OPD. These specific clinics are called Designated STI/RTI clinics (DSRCs) or Suraksha Clinics. These also serve as referral sites for STI/RTI services for sub-district facilities and for communities being covered through targeted interventions of UPSACS. Such STI/RTI services are being supported by NACO through State AIDS Control Society. NACO has branded its Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) services as “SURAKSHA CLINIC”.

At present, 96 DSRCs have been established all over the state with support from Uttar Pradesh State AIDS Control Society (72 District hospitals; 5 District female hospital and 19 Medical Colleges). Support provided to these clinics are in terms of capacity building of Medical Officers, Counselors & Staff Nurse; Infrastructure Strengthening; Appointment of Counselors on contract, provision of color coded drug kits for Syndromic case management, consumables and syphilis testing kits.

STI/RTI SERVICES FOR HIGH RISK GROUP POPULATIONS through Target Intervention Project:

It is estimated that more than 90% of HIV transmission in India is related to unprotected sexual intercourse and by sharing of injecting equipment between an infected and an uninfected individual. Not everyone in the population has the same risk of acquiring or transmitting HIV. Much of the HIV transmission in India occurs within groups or networks of individuals who have higher levels of risk due to a higher number of sexual partners or the sharing of injection drug equipment.

These core high risk groups (HRGs) of individuals who are most at risk include:

  • Female sex workers (FSWs)
  • High risk men who have sex with men (MSM), and transgender (TG)
  • Injecting drug users (IDUs)

STI services to HRGs through TI Projects are provided through PPP model & Static Clinic.