HIV Counselling Doesn't Adequately Address Mental Health Issues

Published: March 10, 2010

HIV Counselling Doesn’t Adequately Address Mental Health Issues

The drop-in centres and other AIDS-related healthcare service centres are providing counselling for HIV to MSM and transgender people, but counselling for mental health issues is not being looked upon adequately” said Aniruddh Vasudevan, Director of The Shakti Centre in Chennai. Aniruddh was speaking at the plenary of the State Consultation for MSM and Transgender on “Confronting Crises: The Situation Today.” Read more

“Many transgender people in Tamil Nadu are school drop-outs. Many transgender activists who went for sex reassignment surgeries in Tamil Nadu broke down, cried, due to the trauma and insult they had to face while going through the psychiatric counselling process” said Aniruddh Vasudevan.

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