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AIDS Control

DR. V. K. Subburaj

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Mr. Lov Verma


Prevention and reduction of the HIV burden in India


To reduce HIV prevalence in population groups at risk of HIV/AIDS by an integrated prevention, care and support programme.

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National AIDS Control Organisation is a division of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare that provides leadership to HIV/AIDS control programme in India through 35 HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Societies.

In 1986, following the detection of the first AIDS case in the country, the National AIDS Committee was constituted in the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
As the epidemic spread, need was felt for a nationwide programme and an organisation to steer the programme. In 1992 India’s first National AIDS Control Programme (1992-1999) was launched, and National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO) was constituted to implement the programme.
The objective of NACP-I (1992-1999) was to control the spread of HIV infection. During this period a major expansion of infrastructure of blood banks was undertaken with the establishment of 685 blood banks and 40 blood component separation. Infrastructure for treatment of sexually transmitted diseases in district hospitals and medical colleges was created with the establishment of 504 STD clinics. HIV sentinel surveillance system was also initiated. NGOs were involved in the prevention interventions with the focus on awareness generation. The programme led to capacity development at the state level with the creation of State AIDS Cells in the Directorate of Health Services in states and union territories.
  1. Intensifying and consolidating prevention services with a focus on HRG and vulnerable population
  2. Increasing access and promoting comprehensive care, support and treatment
  3. Expanding IEC services for (a) general population and (b) high risk groups with a focus on behavior change and demand generation
  4. Building capacities at national, state and district levels
  5. Strengthening and use of Strategic Information Management Systems
Outcome/ Impact of department/ ministry Jointly responsible for influencing this outcome / impact with the following department (s) / ministry(ies) Success Indicator Unit FY 11/12 FY 12/13 FY 13/14 FY 14/15 FY 15/16
1. Survival of AIDS patients on ART   % of adults and children with HIV known to be on treatment at 24 months after initiation of antiretroviral therapy at select ART centres %          
2. Reduction in estimated AIDS related deaths   Estimated number of Annual AIDS related No. 147729        
3. Reduction in estimated new HIV Infections   Estimated number of Annual new HIV infections No. 116456        
4. Improved Prevention of Parent to Child Transmission Department of Health and Family Welfare              
5. Improved prevention of AIDS in High Risk Group (HRG)   Coverage of HRG through Targeted intervention (TIs)-Female Sex Worker % 81        
    Coverage of HRG through TIs-Males having Sex with Males (MSM) (including Transgenders) % 64        
    Coverage of HRG through TIS-Injecting Drug Users (IDU) % 80        
6. Improved in Health seeking behavior of HRGs   % HRGs who received HIV test % 40        


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