As HIV/AIDS prevalence increases, providers of care and support services will face greater demand for their services. The ability of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) to help meet this increased demand will be influenced in part by their ability to control the cost of their services while generating sufficient revenue to meet expenses. The Y.R. Gaitonde Centre for AIDS Research and Education (YRG CARE) in Chennai, India, was one of the earliest providers of integrated care and support services in South India and currently serves clients from the four South Indian states. This brief highlights the key findings of a study that investigated the cost of People Living with HIV/AIDS (PLHA) services offered by YRG CARE. This research is part of a larger study conducted by YRG CARE and Horizons that examines the scale-up of care and support services in South India.
"Cost of care and support services for PLHA: Implications for the financial sustainability of nongovernmental organizations," Horizons Research Update. Washington, DC: Population Council, 2002.