5 days Treatment as Prevention Phuntsholing

5 days Treatment as Prevention Phuntsholing

Treatment as Prevention (TasP) is a highly effective option for preventing HIV transmission. To enhance basic HIV knowledge and improve treatment adherence among the people living with HIV (PLHIV), Lhak-Sam provided 5 days of HIV treatment literacy training at Phuentsholing to 23 recently detected PLHIV from high-risk areas (Thimphu, Phuentsholing, S/Jongkhar & Samtse). We would like to extend our appreciation to Pride Bhutan: “Celebrating Diversity” for facilitating a session on SOGIE and STIs. The training was supported by Global Fund to fight AIDS, TB, and Malaria (GFATM).

Invitation for Youth Dancers and Singers

Invitation for Youth Dancers and Singers

This a grand opportunity to showcase your skills and talents. We invite, youths, students, volunteers, and anybody alike to present your singing and dancing skills at the ongoing Changlimethang Lhak-Sam awareness and funfair.

Our event has just begun and will close on 2nd November. The event begins at 9 am and ends at 9pm in the evening.

Grab this opportunity. Call 17351074/17717773 for registration and schedule.

You will be provided with complimentary refreshments and meals.

Advocacy reach

Advocacy reach

SlIndicatorsFigures
1Number of advocacy conducted
41
2Total people reached 986
3Percent of male reached
58%
4Percent of female reached
42%
5Location of advocacy Thimphu & Paro
6Dates of advocacyAugust & September 2022
Update on community-based care center

Update on community-based care center

Currently, there are 15 people living at the Lhak-Sam Livelihood Center including the children. Some came to the center because they couldn’t cope with how they have been prejudiced and discriminated against in their very place of origin. Some were linked to the center because they were sick and weak and had no one to look after them and nowhere to go, and some were sadly abandoned by their own family members and relatives because of their HIV status. They are disadvantaged people, because they come from a generation of poor family backgrounds, are uneducated, unemployed, living with HIV, and some are dependent on alcohol, with a lack of energy to live meaningfully and incapable to think and grow in life.