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HIV Infection rate declines by 46% between 2010 and 2021: NACO

HIV Infection rate declines by 46% between 2010 and 2021: NACO The National AIDS Control Organization (NACO) has revealed that the country's annual rate of HIV infection has declined by 46% between 2010 and 2021 against a global average of 32%. Also, AIDS-related mortalities have declined by 76%. NACO, under the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoH&FW), acts as nodal agency for activities of National AIDS Control Program (NACP). MoH&FW also released several initiatives at the event. It includes National Digital Repository, a Digital hub where all resource materials related to HIV and AIDS will be available for the common public. National Data Hub of NACO, central digital repository for key reports, documents and all approved data of NACO for internal use. #AbNahiChalega campaign to eliminate HIV-related stigma and discrimination. Note Tamil Nadu State AIDS project cell was formed in 1993 and in 1994, it has been registered as a Society under the Societies act, as Tamil Nadu State AIDS Control Society (TANSACS), the first of its kind for the nation. TANSACS is fully funded by the National AIDS Control Organization (NACO). About HIV HIV is a virus that weakens a person's immune system by destroying important cells that fight disease and infection. Currently, there is no effective cure for HIV. But with proper medical care, HIV can be controlled. If HIV is not treated, it can lead to AIDS. In 2021, 52% of children living with HIV were accessing antiretroviral treatment (ART) globally.