The objective is to increase safe behaviour among high risk groups

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved a proposal by the Department of AIDS Control for the implementation of the National AIDS Control Support Project (NACSP) at a cost of Rs. 2,550 crore.

The NACP is financed by the government and the World Bank in equal proportion. This project will contribute towards intensifying and consolidating prevention services with a focus on highly vulnerable populations, high risk groups and bridge population, strengthening Behaviour Change Communication (BCC) and demand generation, and institutional strengthening and financial management.

This project would help in providing the desired impetus required for further consolidation of gains made in containing the spread of HIV infection in the country, an official release said here.

The primary objective is to increase safe behaviour among high risk groups in pursuance of the national goal of accelerated reversal of the HIV epidemic by 2017.