Since 1998, HIV sentinel surveillance has been conducted annually to track the HIV epidemic in India.
National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO) is a division of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) that provides leadership to HIV/AIDS control programme in India through 35 HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Societies.
The National AIDS Committee was constituted in the MoHFW in 1986, following the detection of the first AIDS case in the country. The objective of National AIDS Control Programme (NACP) is to control the spread of HIV infection. The organisation does this by disseminating awareness among various risk groups, adolescents and out-of-school children through a number of channels and special programmes.
Since 1998, HIV sentinel surveillance has been conducted annually to track the HIV epidemic in India. The objectives of the HIV sentinel surveillance are to monitor trends in the prevalence of HIV, identify groups for targeted interventions, provide adequate data to assist with decision making and generate the data for use in HIV estimates and projections.
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