Project Sunrise

May 13, 2016

In February 2016, the Union government has launched a new initiative “Project Sunrise” to tackle the increasing HIV prevalence in the North-Eastern states. The AIDS prevention special project aims to diagnose 90 per cent of such drug addicts with HIV and put them under treatment by 2020. Background North...

Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis

December 28, 2015

For the first time in India, the National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO) and Union Health Ministry have given clearance to launch an experimental project to provide HIV preventive medicine – ‘Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis’ (PrEP) to sex workers in Sonagachi district of West Bengal. PrEP is designed to prevent sex workers...