Connecting local responses around the world
Around 90 % RPs at any place are migrants and possess some common characteristics like risky sexual behaviour, multiple sex partners, homo sex, substance abuse, illicit substances , use (Cannabis), lack of family
planning etc. A major group of these RPs comprise of young population group between age of 14 – 32 years. The RPs are also acting as a bridging population for HIV.
In spite of such a potential importance of this population in the context of the HIV epidemic and population
growth in India, there is little intervention activities toward this population; even the correlates of the HIV-related risk behaviors which are critical for a focused intervention program have never been identified .
The major beneficiaries of this project will be the RPs in the state of Uttar Pradesh . U.P. is one of the
highly populated states in India. It is estimated that there are around 4million RPs in U.P. The project will be run in the districts which are big urban centers & attract big number of migrant population of RPs.As per our study conducted 'Aarambh' will be implemented in following districts:
Lucknow,Varanasi,Allahabad,Kanpur,Agra,Ghaziabad and Gorakhpur . These cities are big urban centers and attract huge migrant population. These cities are having biggest Urban Slums of U.P. and are also having female sex workers operating through street, brothel and dhaba based.