What is National Strategic Plan on HIV/AIDS & Sexually Transmitted Infection: Eliminating AIDS (Download PDF)


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Government of India has launched the seven year National Strategic Plan on HIV/AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) 017 - 24. There has been a 66 % decline in the estimated number of annual new HIV infections in the country from 2000 to 2015, against the global average of 35%. AIDS related deaths declined by 54 % from 2007 to 2015 against the global average of 41 % decline during 2005 – 2015.

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What is National strategic Plan on HIV/AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infection? (Important)

  • The National Strategic Plan aims to attain universal coverage of HIV prevention, treatment to care continuum of services that are effective, inclusive, equitable, and adapted to needs of the people living with HIV.

  • The National Strategic Plan aims to working towards reaching the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

  • “Mission Sampark” launched to bring back people living with HIV who have left treatment after starting Anti Retro Viral Treatment (ART).

  • Aims to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV and Syphilis as well as elimination of HIV/AIDS related stigma and discrimination by 2020.

  • For preventing new infections, National AIDS Control Programme (NACP) aims to achieve 80 % reduction in new HIV infections by 2024 from baseline value of 2010.

  • Further, by 2024, the target is to ensure that 95 % of those who are HIV positive in the country know their status, 95 % of those who know their status are on treatment and 95 % of those who are on treatment experience effective viral load suppression.

What Are the Pillars of National AIDS Control Programme?

National AIDS Control Programme is based on three pillars-

  1. Prevention

  2. Care-counselling

  3. Treatment.

What is AIDS?

  • Human immunodeficiency virus infection and acquired immune deficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) is a spectrum of conditions caused by infection with the human immune deficiency virus

  • HIV is spread:

    • Primarily by unprotected sex

    • Contaminated blood transfusions

    • Hypodermic needles

    • Mother to child during pregnancy, delivery or breastfeeding.

- Published/Last Modified on: April 3, 2018


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