The individual efforts of Dr. Vinay and Dr. Sanjeevani Kulkarni around the issue of HIV/AIDS started in 1986. Prayas Health Group was formally launched in 1994 as an organization working in the field of HIV/AIDS. We work with children, adolescents as well as adults including pregnant women with HIV/AIDS belonging to all strata of society. The first HIV-infected person was treated at our clinic in 1989. We have been witness to the history and evolution of the HIV epidemic in India since beginning. As the epidemic unfolded, activities like awareness-building, interventions for prevention, research, advocacy, and training were initiated to address various aspects of HIV.
We believe that if equipped with adequate information, sound analysis and necessary skills, even disadvantaged sections of society can tackle their problems and shape their own future.
With an aim to provide comprehensive care, counseling, and treatment under one roof, Prayas Health Group has an in-house clinic (Amrita Clinic), a counseling center, a laboratory and ART services. We also have an information center, a research unit, and intervention team. Developing creative and reader-friendly educational material has been strength of Prayas. Prayas means determined action in a defined direction – and it is our unwavering resolve to do the same!