Union Health Minister addressed the Ministerial meeting of the Global Prevention Coalition (GPC) for HIV Prevention
Addressing the Ministerial meeting of the Global Prevention Coalition (GPC) for HIV Prevention through video conference Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan resented India’s unique HIV prevention model. Dr Vardhan said the programme is aimed at providing outreach, service delivery, counselling and testing and ensuring linkages to HIV care. Indian model is centered around the concept of ‘Social Contracting’ through which the Targeted Interventions (TI) programme is implemented. He said, India’s model can be adopted and scaled up in many countries by tailoring the
intervention as per local settings. He said, it can also be replicated in other prevention and disease control programmes. He said under the Test and Treat Policy, about 50 thousand people living with HIV who were lost to follow-up were linked back to AntiRetroviral Treatment services through ‘Mission SAMPARK’, while Viral Load Testing facilities have been scaled up from the existing ten public sector labs to 64 labs across the country.
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