National AIDS Control Organisation Current Affairs, GK & News

Committee: 3 out of every 1,000 pregnant women in Meghalaya test positive for HIV

The Assembly Committee on Women Empowerment recently submitted its report to the Meghalaya Government. The Committee was led by Ampareen Lyngdoh. The Committee has found that three out of every thousand pregnant women in the state are testing positive for HIV in the state. Key Findings of the Committee According to the Committee, there are ..

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World AIDS Day: December 1

Every year the World AIDS Day is celebrated on December 1. The day is being celebrated since 1988. It is celebrated to create awareness against the spread of HIV infection. It is one of the 11 official Global Public Health campaigns of World Health Organisation. The Other 10 campaigns are as follows World Blood Donor ..

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What is HIV Prevention Model of India?

On November 18, 2020, the Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan addressed the Ministerial meeting of the Global Prevention Coalition for HIV prevention. During the meet, the minister shared about the success of HIV Prevention Model of India. Key Highlights The minister stressed upon the following as India’s actions under its HIV Prevention Model The ..

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Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis

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 from contracting HIV infections and it ..

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