National AIDS Control Programme
National AIDS Control Programme (NACP) A & N AIDS Control Society(ANACS)
Goal and Objective of NACP-IV
NACP-IV aims to accelerate the process of reversal and to further strengthen the epidemic response in India through a cautious and well defined integration process over the five years 2012-17. Its main objectives are to reduce new infections and provide comprehensive care and support to all PLHIVs and treatment services for all those who require it.
Consolidating the gains made till now, NACP–IV aims to accelerate the process of epidemic reversal and further strengthen the epidemic response in India through a cautious and well defined integration process over the five year period. The objectives of NACP- IV are to reduce new infections and provide comprehensive care and support to all PLHIV and treatment services for all those who require it.
Key strategies under NACP-IV
• Intensifying and consolidating prevention services, with a focus on HRGs and vulnerable population.
• Increasing access and promoting comprehensive care, support and treatment.
• Expanding IEC services for (a) general population and (b) high risk groups with a focus on behavior change and demand generation.
• Building capacities at national, state, district and facility levels.
• Strengthening Strategic Information Management Systems.
Guiding principles for NACP-IV
• Continued emphasis on three ones: one Agreed Action Framework, one National HIV/AIDS Coordinating Authority and one Agreed National M&E System.
• Respect for the rights of the PLHIV
• Civil society representation and participation.
• Improved public private partnerships.
• Evidence based and result oriented programme implementation.
• The five cross-cutting themes that are being focused under NACP-IV are quality, innovation, integration, leveraging partnerships, and stigma and discrimination.
Key priorities under NACP-IV
• Preventing new infections by sustaining the reach of current interventions and effectively addressing emerging epidemics.
• Prevention of Parent to child transmission.
• Focusing on IEC strategies for behaviour change in HRG, awareness among general population and demand generation for HIV services.
• Providing comprehensive care, support and treatment to eligible PLHIV.
• Reducing stigma and discrimination through Greater Involvement of People living with HIV (GIPA).
• De-centralizing rollout of services including technical support.
• Ensuring effective use of strategic information at all levels of programme.
• Building capacities of NGO and civil society partners especially in States of emerging epidemics.
• Integrating HIV services with health systems in a phased manner.
• Mainstreaming of HIV/AIDS activities with all key central/State level Ministries/ departments will be given a high priority and resources of the respective departments will be leveraged. Social protection and insurance mechanisms for PLHIV will be strengthened.