Gaurav has been formed under the Aastha Project supported and mentored by Humsafar Trust(HST)
a male sexual health NGO and supported group for self-identified homosexuals and men-having-sex-with-men (MSM). Experienced in community mobilization, networking,and street outreach, it has set up STI clinics/ ICTCs, besides training and capacity building in the MSM sector. It is also responsible for india's first pilot project in "Motivating Safer Sex Practices in the MSM sector at Selected Sites in Mumbai Metro" funded by the Mumbai District AIDS Control Society (MDACS) and USAID/FHI under its IMPACT project.
The agencies funding Humsafar Trust include Elizabeth Foundation, UNAIDS,SIDA (Swedish International Development Agency) and National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO)
Gaurav covers areas from Colaba to Andheri on the western line and the Harbour line it operates in Wadala, Sion and Chembur.