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Karnataka Network for People living with HIV/AIDS (KNP+) is a state-level network of HIV Positive People in Karnataka registered under the Karnataka Societies Registration Act on 18th September 1998 at Bangalore. It is affiliated to Indian Network for People Living with HIV/AIDS (INP+), Chennai.KNP+ was born to cater to the needs of the PLHA in Karnataka, to set up a forum that will enable and empower PLHA to put forth a united voice and thereby be a part of the solution to the HIV pandemic. Presently KNP+ has 28 affiliated District Level Networks across the state and extending continuous support to strengthen them. In these 16 years, KNP+ registered tremendous growth in terms of advocacy, service delivery, and network building.
Presently, KNP+ impacted the increase in the percentage of accessing the services and brought the PLHIV to the mainstream in statewide. It indicates the improvement in health-seeking behavior and reduces stigma and discrimination in society. About 96593 PLHA are coming together under the umbrella of confidence and hope which is the great strength for KNP+ by March 2015.