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Lok Sewa Aayog – HIV/ AIDS and STI

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HIV/ AIDS and STI

History of Nepal’s response against HIV/ AIDS begun with the launching of first National AIDS Prevention and Control Program in 1988. The latest national policy on HIV and AIDS (2010) have envisioned a more concrete policy framework for making AIDS free society with the overall policy aim of reducing impact of HIV among people by reducing new HIV epidemic in Nepal and so to fulfill the accountability of the response, Nepal has already implemented three round national HIV/ AIDS strategies plan. The recent National HIV/ AIDS Strategies 2011-2016 has laid a concrete road map in planning, programming and reviewing of the national response to the epidemic.

The National HIV/ AIDS Strategies is a national guiding document and a road map for the next five years for all sectors, institutions and partners involved in the response to HIV and AIDS in Nepal to meet the national goal; to achieve universal access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support with two major programmatic objectives (i) reduce new HIV infections by 50 percent, and (ii) reduce HIV related deaths by 25 percent, by 2016. The strategy delineates the central role of the health and the essential roles the other sectors play, in response to the HIV epidemic.

Milestones in Response to HIV/ AIDS

  • 1988 Launched the first National AIDS Prevention and Control Program (short term)
  • 1990-1992 First Medium Term Plan
  • 1993-1997 Second Medium Term Plan
  • 1993 National Policy on Blood safety
  • 1995 National Policy on HIV/ AIDS
  • 1997-2001 Strategies Plan for HIV/ AIDS Prevention
  • 2000 Situation Analysis of HIV/ AIDS Nepal
  • 2002-2006 National HIV/ AIDS Strategies Plan
  • 2003-2007 National HIV/ AIDS Operational Plan
  • 2006-2011 National HIV/ AIDS Strategic Plan
  • 2008-2011 National HIV/ AIDS Action Plan
  • 2007 National HIV/ AIDS and STD Control Board established
  • 2008 National HIV/ AIDS Action Plan
  • 2010 New National Policy on HIV/ AIDS
  • 2011-2016 New National HIV/ AIDS Strategic Plan

Goal

To achieve universal access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support.

Objectives

  • Reduce new HIV infections by 50 percent by 2016, compared to 2010;
  • Reduce HIV related deaths by 25 percent by 2016 (compared with a 2010 baseline) through universal access on treatment and care services; and
  • Reduce new HIV infections in children by 90 percent by 2016 (compared with a 2010 baseline)

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