Mhalappa is now an active child despite being HIV+
Mhalappa is a 7-year-old boy from a poor family in Ram Nagar, Pune. His parents died of AIDS and he and his sister were sent to live with their aunt and uncle.
Both the children were HIV+ as well. Mhalappa fell ill often. He had Tuberculosis and could not attend school regularly. Over time, he had to leave school because of his absenteeism. The family did not have the money to get him the right nutrition and treatment. His aunt and uncle were distraught and did not know what they could do to improve his health and keep him going.
He was discovered by Swadhar and added to their project, Rays of Hope. They put him on a protein rich diet of peanuts, jaggery, dates, eggs, and milk powder. This began to increase his strength and immunity. They also provided him antiretroviral treatment recommended by his doctor.
Mhalappa’s strength has improved a great deal because of Swadhar’s help. He goes to the centre every month with his aunt to collect his nutritional supplements. He has also started going to school regularly.**
Mhalappa is now a much more active and happy child. Although he is still susceptible to infections, his aunt and uncle are confident about his growth. The love and security they provide keeps him going.
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