The Vision of GSNP+ is: We desire that all People Living with HIV are empowered and we are committed to stop a new incidence of HIV. The Mission of the Gujarat State Network of People Living with HIV (GSNP+) is: GSNP+ is HIV positive peoples organization based in Gujarat. We aim to empower positive people through Advocacy, Network Building and Service Delivery, for a better quality of life. GSNP+ was founded in 2003 and in the last 7 years has grown to a membership of 14,363. GSNP+ has 22 registered District Level Networks working in all 24 districts of Gujarat. Programmes that are successful are replicated in other districts as funding is achieved. Programmes include but are not limited to: - 14 DIC in 12 districts; where individuals can receive information, speak with a Positive counselor, participate in support group meetings, or receive home or hospital visits. - the Jatan project; caring for children through counseling the children and their parents about life saving ART treatment, health information, referrals, care and support - Inform, Involve, Empower; where the skills of people living with HIV are developed on strategies to advocate for the issues of PLHIV (people living with HIV) with the state, where district level networks are enhanced and linked with others to coordinate advocacy, and materials are developed and distributed to promote HIVAIDS treatment, education, care and support - The Jeevandeep project; where effort is made to have HIV mainstreamed in the main programmes of the public and private sector, where positive speakers are developed and made available to the community, and vulnerable groups (especially the young and women) are sensitize to prevent HIV infection - Community Care Centres; Public Speakers Bureau and Saathi Womens program In addition to service delivery programmes, GSNP+ works on behalf of all PLHIV to advocate for their rights to services, equality and the removal of stigma and discrimination. For example, GSNP+ is working with insurance companies and government programmes to provide health insurance to PLHIV, which to now has not been available. Similarly, upon our identifying a serious shortfall in service and bringing it to the Governments attention, the Gujarat health department issued a letter to all care facilities requiring them to provide pap smears for HIV positive women as required in their own policies. These types of efforts are important in ensuring PLHIV receive adequate and appropriate treatment to continue to live healthy lives and prevent new infections. GSNP+ also provides networking opportunities for PLHIV within Gujarat and with others outside Gujarat. On 31 January 2010, GSNP+ held the first state-wide conference for PLHIV in Gandhinagar, drawing attendance of approximately 3,500 from all over Gujarat including approximately 500 children. This event will be repeated each year thereby providing a safe and welcoming environment where people can share information, their experiences and unite with others in facing challenges.