About Lhak-Sam

Currently out of 874 HIV positive cases detected in the country Lhak-Sam has 250 members of which 57% comprises of female. The number of children living with HIV has reach at 40. The members are those who are actively involved with Lhak-Sam for treatment, care and support. They are also beneficiaries of Lhak-Sam’s social support, counselling and trainings. Lhak-Sam is sub recipient of Global Fund mainly to carry out prevention activities, treatment and support for people living with HIV.


To create and promote a strong support system based on solidarity, social networking and people’s participation for addressing and taking collective action towards effective response to HIV and AIDS and its negative impact.

  • Network and provide support to all PLHIV in Bhutan and the region

  • Empower and build the capacity of all members to participate fully in their own treatment, care and prevention

  • Reduce stigma and discrimination

  • Enhance greater participation of members and other stakeholders in the AIDS response

  • Establish linkages with regional and international networks of PLHIV and increase access to resources by members through resource mobilization, grant making and management


To create a society that’s unconditionally free from myths fear, prejudice, discrimination and criminalization, where all the people shall have opportunities for a meaningful LIVELIHOOD.


In partnership with relevant supporters and donors, Lhak-Sam aims to become premier organization in Bhutan committed to providing and promoting leadership, education and competency to all the PLHIV, KAPs, their families, and the people of Bhutan through reducing fear, isolation, prejudice, discrimination, and improving people’s positive thinking and living productively through people’s access to a range of quality prevention, treatment, care, and support services.



The first coordination meeting of PLHIV was called by Mr. Wangda at the Thimphu HISC.


CSO registration documents for Lhak-Sam submitted


His Majesty the King grants audience to PLHIV. First Five HIV/AIDs individuals comes out in BBS


Lhak-Sam enhances its reach with members in other dzongkhags


Lhaksam’s first strategic plan (2014-2018) drafted and launched by Her Majesty Queen Mother Ashi Sangay Choden Wangchuck.


Three HIV positive people comes out publicly


Lhak-Sam signs a nine months grant agreement with the UNODC Drug Abuse Prevention Center (DAPC) based in New Delhi, for the prevention of drugs and alcohol use among school dropout youths in Thimphu


Coinciding with the 109th National Day of Bhutan 2016, Lhak-Sam received the National Order of Merit (GOLD) from His Majesty the King


Lhak-Sam consecrates a small community based care center home on at Genekha on the user right certified land on lease from the government.


With support from MSA Grant, Lhak-Sam developed an instructor’s manual for comprehensive HIV and AIDS Treatment Literacy Module in 2018


Two more reveal their HIV/AIDs status in public at Samtse



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