“As sex workers are at a higher risk of HIV and AIDS, Ashodaya Samithi is providing prep tablets at free of cost to them,” said state convener of Ashodaya Samithi, Pranathi Prakash at a press meet held at Mysuru Press Club on Tuesday. “Our works were appreciated during a book release event held at Geneva Convention in Switzerland. They Headlines Mysore ? 6/27/2018 Free prep tablets for sex workers by Ashodaya - Mysuru Today have selected the organisation to serve the medicine. It prevents the consumers from HIV. The medicine is being widely used at California in the US and other places,” she said.
“Each box of the medicine costs Rs 2,500. The organisation distributes it free of cost. We urge the central government to include the tablet in National
Health Policy,” said Prathima of the samithi.
“State government provides up to Rs 1 lakh loan for transgenders. They are provided with Maithri monthly pension. They will be given houses under Rajiv Gandhi Housing Scheme,” said Women and Child Welfare Department officer Nirmala. Devika, Chaithra and Dr Robert Larvey of Canada were present.