Link Workers Scheme

Project Name :

Link Workers Scheme

Sponsored by: Karnataka State AIDS Prevention Society (KSAPS) under NACO fund

Project area and Duration:

  1. Mandya Dist – 2017 – On going
  2. Kolar District – 2009 to 2017
  3. Tumkur Dist – 2014 to 2016


Sponsored by:


Project Area: All taluks of Kolar District
  • High risk 100 villages in Kolar, Malur, Bangarpet, Srinivaspur and Mulbagil taluks of Kolar district
  • High risk 100 villages in Tumkur, Sira, Koratagere, Gubbi, C.N. Halli, Madhugiri, and Pavagada taluks of Tumkur district
  • High risk 100 villages in Mandya, Maddur, Srirangapatna, Malavalli, Pandavapura, K.R. Pet and Nagamangala taluks of Mandya district


Reach out to HRGs and vulnerable men and women in rural areas with information,

Target Population: The Target population groups in Kolar that are risk and vulnerable to HIV infection as well as persons living with HIV/AIDS include:

a) High-risk groups (HRGs): Female sex workers (FSWs) & Men having sex with men (MSM),
Project Area of LWS Programme:

Link Worker Scheme is community-based intervention for comprehensive management of HIV/AIDS. IYD is implementing this program as District Implementing Agency

Outreach Services:
  • Effective use of IEC materials
  • STI / ICTC Services
  • Condom Promotion / distribution:
  • Creating Enabling environment
  • Promoted 5 to 10 Village Volunteers in each village


  • 884 FSWs have been identified and reached by Link workers, 923 is the target in Sampoorna project area.
  • 262 FSWs tested in ICTC centre.
  • 577 FSWs tested in STI treatment.
  • 94 PLHIV have been identified and reached by Link workers, 154 is the target in Sampoorna project area.
  • 94 Referees to IPPCC and DLN.
  • 4 MSMs have been identified and reached out of project target of 9.
  • STI Treated – V.P
  • ICTC Tested – V.P


S. N Name of the Cluster Name of the District No. of Villages
1 Kolar  


2 Bangarpete 27
3 Srimulbagilu 21
4 Malur 24
Total Villages in Kolar district 100
5 Tumkur  


6 Sira 10
7 Chikkanayakanahalli 20
8 Gubbi 20
9 Koratagere 10
10 Madugiri 10
11 Pavagada 20
Total Villages in Tumkur District 100

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