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National AIDS Control Organisation

The National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO), established in 1992 is a division of India's Ministry of Health and Family Welfare that provides leadership to HIV/AIDS control programme in India through 35 HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Societies, and is "the nodal organisation for formulation of policy and implementation of programs for prevention and control of HIV/AIDS in India.".[1][2][3][4]

National AIDS Control Organisation
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PurposeHIV/AIDS control programme in India
HeadquartersNew Delhi
Parent organisation
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

NACO also undertakes HIV estimations biennially(every 2 year) in collaboration with the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) – National Institute of Medical Statistics (NIMS). The first round of HIV estimation in India was done in 1998, while the last round was done in 2017.[5]

In 2010, NACO approved the TeachAIDS curriculum for use in India, an innovation which represented the first time that HIV/AIDS education could be provided in a curriculum which did not need to be coupled with sex education.[6]

In 2012, National AIDS Control Organisation, along with other 16 organisations working on HIV/AIDS, ran an event "Hijra Habba" under the programme of “Pehchan”. The event witnessed more than a 100 representatives of the Transgender and the Hijra community from 17 states, interacting with members of the government, NGOs and Civil Society.[7]

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  1. ^ National AIDS Control Organisation (1992 - )
  2. ^ NACO
  3. ^ India to Increase HIV Treatment Centers By NIRMALA GEORGE, The Associated Press, Washington Post, 29 September 2006.
  4. ^ For once, it's good not being world No.1 The Economic Times, 7 Jul 2007.
  5. ^ "NACO releases HIV Estimations 2017 report". the Hindu. 14 September 2014.
  6. ^ "National AIDS Control Organisation of India approves TeachAIDS curriculum". TeachAIDS. 15 January 2010. Retrieved 16 December 2010.
  7. ^ "National Hijra Habba organised in Delhi - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 30 June 2018.

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