HFI Special Needs Cell was established in order to provide support to PWH who are infected with blood borne diseases or infections like HIV & HCV. The Special Cell of HFI was formed in the year 1993 under the presidentship of Air Mashl. (Retd.) S. Chand AVSM and managed by HFI with an objective to provide educational/financial support to the hemophilics with HIV-Positive and those living with Hepatitis B & C.
The Cell was handled from 1999-2009 by Mr. Anil Lalwani, the then V.P (Development) of HFI. From 2009 to 2016 the cell was handled by Mr. Rashid Lilani and From 2016 till date the cell is being handled by Dr. Sudhir Kulkarni.
Benefits: The patients of this cell get free factor support by HFI.
The cell has set the guidelines, in consultation with HFI Medical Advisory Board (MAB), for support to PWH who are infected with HIV. The advice of the MAB is especially significant to those infected by HCV and for those who develop inhibitors.
The following support is available to PWH who have tested HIV positive
- Free AHF whenever it is available.
- Reimbursement of medical bills for drugs to treat and prevent opportunistic infections.
- Reimbursement of up to 50% cost of Anti Retroviral Therapy (ART) drugs depending on the economic condition of the family. This support is available to patients whose CD4 cell count is near or below 200.
Any PWH wishing to avail this support may sent the following details at the address given below.