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A/c # 030010100446051
Beneficiary Name: Operation Blessing India
Beneficiary Account Type: Savings
Bank name: Axis Bank
Branch: Jubilee Hills
IFSC Code: UTIB0000030
MICR Code: 500211004 (Please ignore if auto populated and different)

In the year 2003 India is reported to have had around 5.1 million children and adults having HIV/AIDS. (Source- UNAIDS 2004 Report on the Global AIDS Epidemic)

Operation Blessing India conducts special HIV screening tests during the medical outreaches especially in the slum areas. Those who are tested HIV positive are then counseled and referred to professional care. Special awareness programmes are conducted through street skits to help and educate people on how to prevent HIV/AIDS. People are also educated on how to take care of HIV patients during the awareness programme. OBI has a rehabilitation project in Yadgirigutta for women from the sex trade and their families, which is situated about 70 Kms away from Hyderabad. The Sewing Center, with the help of a local community leader, trains the women to have alternate employment and help them come out of the precarious claws of the sex trade. Many men and women affected by HIV/AIDS have found a reason to live since they were touched by OBI’s efforts. OBI’s mobile laboratory facility enables the people in the remote areas to undergo crucial tests  to the accurate diagnosis of their problem. OBI also partners with Nireekshana, an NGO dedicated to work with HIV positive patients by giving them free medicines and counseling on regular basis. There is an enormous need for more centers through which OBI can provide care and counseling.