HIV treatment to be linked to Aadhaar

Published - February 02, 2015 01:47 am IST - JAIPUR:

Anti-Retroviral Therapy (ART) Treatment for HIV/AIDS infection will now be linked to Aadhaar. Even those coming for HIV infection testing will have to produce their Aadhaar cards. This is to avoid duplication of patients going to several ART Centres for testing.

The National Aids Control Organisation (NACO) has created a special software which will identify a patient who goes for testing at different centres and gets registered at all the centres.

“Once linked to Aadhaar, the computer will blink and we will be able to know that the individual [or patient] is already registered elsewhere and has come for re-testing,” S.S. Chauhan, Project Director, Rajasthan State AIDS Control Society (RSACS), told The Hindu .

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