NEW DELHI: A final draft strategy for the National AIDS Control Programme (NACP) phase-IV for 12th Five Year Plan has been prepared by a working group of the Planning Commission. With this draft, the Commission is aiming to curb the cases of new infections by 80 per cent in the country.
The final draft, which is also targeting to reduce new infections by 60 per cent in the less infected states in India, has been prepared in consultation with civil society, technical experts, government agencies and positive networks. The draft also pledges to provide greater healthcare support and treatment services to those patients living with HIV/AIDS.
The Commission has tried to intensify and consolidate quality prevention services through innovative and long-lasting mechanism. According to the working group, the objectives set in the draft might be reviewed in order to address the problem. Appropriate measures would be taken to reduce stigma and discrimination and improve access to services.