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AIDS Programmes

National Strategic Framework: 2007-2012

National AIDS Control Program Phase III (2007-2012)- Strategy and Implementation Plan

Situation Report (UNAIDS 2006):
Nationwide, annual HIV sentinel surveillance (HSS) was started in 1998 and so far six rounds have been completed. The numbers of ANC sentinel sites have increased considerably over the years, however, the vulnerable population groups such as MSMs, IDUs and CSWs remain largely underrepresented.

Three States/Union Territories (Gujarath, Goa and Pondicherry) have concentrated epidemics and the rest of the states in India have low level epidemics. In the six States with generalised epidemics, the HIV prevalence among pregnant women has remained constant over the last three years, indicating that the epidemic may have stabilised.

With a high prevalence of TB infection in India, the problem of TB related to HIV infection also poses a major public health challenge, particularly in thehigh HIV burden States. The exact magnitude of HIV among TB patients is unknown as routine surveillance of HIV among TB patients in not undertaken.

HIV/AIDS Organisations

  National AIDS Control Organisation
Contact person: Amardeep Bhatia, director of finance Tel: +91 233 25 343
Location: Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
Government of India
9th Floor, Chandralok Building
36, Janpath
New Delhi 110001, India
+91 237 31 774
+91 237 31 778
  Fax: +91 237 31 746
What we do: Responsible for coordinating national response.

  Indian Network of Positive People (INP+)
Contact person: Abraham Kurian Kochupurakkal, M.A. - president Tel:
Location: Flat No. 6, Kash Towers 93
South West Boag Road, T. Nagar
Chennai, Tamilnadu, India 600017
What we do:

  ACET International—AIDS Care Education and Training Ltd.
Contact person: Tel: +91 11 2689 0499
Location: CANA, C-4/4116
Vasant Kunj
New Delhi, 110070 India
Fax: +91 11 2613 4735
What we do:

 AIDS Prevention and Control Project /Voluntary Health Services (APAC/VHS)
Contact person: Tel: +91 44 2254 1965
Location: T.T.T.I Post Aydar
Tamil Nadu 600 113, India
Fax: +91 44 2254 2018
What we do:

 Vasavya Mahila Mandali
Contact person: Tel: +91 866 247 0966
Location: Benz Circle Vijayawada
Andhra Pradesh 520 010, India
+91 866 247 8861
  Fax: +91 866 247 3056
What we do: Providing home- and community-based HIV/AIDS care and support.

 AIDS Research and Control Centre (ARCON)
Contact person: Tel: +91 22 2374 2193
Location: JJ Hospital, Skin and STD Building
Mumbai, 400008 India
Fax: +91 22 2444 0378
What we do:

 Christian AIDS/HIV Alliance (CANA)
Contact person: Tel: +91 11 2689 0499
Location: C-4/4116, Vasant Kunj
New Delhi, 110070 India
+91 11 2613 4535
  Fax: +91 11 2613 4735
What we do:

 Gujarat AIDS Awareness and Prevention (GAP-ISRCDE)
Contact person: Tel: +91 79 2657 5282
Location: B02, Siddarchakra Apartments
Ellis Bridge, Madalpur Ahmedabad
Gujarat 380006, India
+91 79 2658 0617
  Fax: +91 79 2657 5967
What we do:

 Indian Business Coalition on AIDS
Contact person:   Tel: +91 4865 23 1306
Location: c/o General Hospital, Tata Tea Ltd.
Munnar 685-612, Indukki District
Kerala, India
Fax: +91 4865 23 0333
What we do:

 Society for Prevention of AIDS and Reinforcing Self-help (SPARSH)
Contact person: Tel: +91 522 238 6162
Location: B-163, Indira Nagar Lucknow
Uttar Pradesh 226 016, India
What we do:

 Family Health International
Contact person: Tel: +91 11 2435 8363/64
Location: 16, Sunder Nagar
New Delhi, 110003, India
Fax: +91 11 2435 8365
What we do:

Contact person: Robert Clay, M.P.H. - director Tel:
Location: USAID–India
U.S. Embassy, Chanakyapuri
New Delhi, Delhi, India 110021
What we do:

 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention–Global AIDS
Contact person: Michael Friedman, M.D., associate director/medical officer programme Tel:
Location: U.S. Embassy, Chanakyapuri
New Delhi, Delhi, India 110021
What we do:

 UNDP, REACH Beyond Borders—Regional Programme for South and North East Asia on HIV/AIDS
Contact person: Ms Meera Mishra, programme officer Tel: +91 11 2463 2339
Location: P.O. Box 3059
New Delhi 110003, India
Fax: +91 11 2463 1647

What we do: HIV and mobile populations, including uniformed personnel.

Contact person: Tel: +91 11 2464 9895
Location: c/o UNDP 55, Lodi Estate
New Delhi, 110003 India
Fax: +91 11 2462 8877
What we do:

 UN Theme Group on HIV/AIDS, Chair
Contact person: Gary Lewis, UNODC Tel: +91 11 2410 4970/1/2/3
Location: UNODC Regional Office for South Asia
EP 16/17, Chandragupta Marg
Chanakyapuri, New Delhi
India - 110 021
Fax: +91 11 2410 4962
What we do:

Treatment Map

Adult HIV Prevalence Rate (%): 0.9
No. Of People living with HIV/AIDS: 5.7 million
No. Of HIV Testing & Counselling Sites: 2,815 Integrated Counselling and Testing Centres
No. Of People in need of ART: Approx. 520,000
No. Of People On ART: Approx. 52,000 including both private and public sectors
No. Of Sites Reportedly Distributing ARVs: 54
No. Of People on ART Public Sector: Est. 33,638
No. Of People on ART Private Sector: n/a
No. Of People on ART in Non-Government Programmes: n/a
No. Of People Expected to be on ART by end 2007: 100,000
Front Line Drug Regimen (2006, UNAIDS): stavudine + lamivudine + nevirapine; zidovudine + lamivudine + nevirapine; stavudine + lamivudine + zidovudine + efavirenz.
*PMTCT Regimen: n/a

HIV/AIDS Fund Disbursements:
Total Funds Disbursed By The Global Fund as of December 2006: US$ 73,445,633
Total Funds Disbursed By The World Bank Multi-Country HIV/AIDS Programme (MAP) as of Sept. 2006: not applicable
Total Funds Planned By PEPFAR for Disbursement During 2006 Fiscal Year: US$ 29.3 million

Sources: UNAIDS, National AIDS Control Organisation, Global Fund, PEPFAR


Demographics (United Nations Population Fund):
Population: 1119.5 million
Urban population: 28.5 percent

Under 5 mortality per 1000 births: 84
Male life expectancy: 62.7 years
Female life expectancy: 66.1 years
Combined average life expectancy: 64.4 years
Combined average life expectancy 1975-1980: approx. 50.3

Education (UNESCO, 2004):
Males with secondary education as percentage of secondary school-age youths: 59 percent
Females with secondary education as percentage of secondary school-age youths: 47 percent

Literacy rates (UNESCO, 2004):
Percentage of literate males aged 15 or older: 73.4 percent
Percentage of literate females aged 15 or older: 47.8 percent
Combined literacy rate for aged 15 or older: 61 percent
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