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Government Of Assam Health & Family Welfare Assam State AIDS Control Society

Objectives of State AIDS Policy

The Assam State HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Policy aims to halt the AIDS epidemic in the State to zero transmission rate and to reduce the impact of the epidemic at all levels of general population. The specific objectives of the policy are:

  • To reiterate strongly the Government’s firm commitment to prevent the spread of HIV infection and to reduce personal and social impact;
  • To ensure right to privacy and confidentiality of people living with HIV/AIDS (PLHIVs);
  • To ensure an environment free of discrimination for people living with HIV/AIDS and protection of human rights, including right to access healthcare system both at the government and private sectors;
  • To ensure prevention of hospital acquired infections for a safe environment;
  • To ensure information, treatment and support to the people under care and custody of the State;
  • To strengthen safe blood transfusion system both at the Government and private institutions;
  • To mainstream AIDS Prevention and Control Programme with partnership development;
  • To ensure HIV/AIDS related information, education and communication (IEC) at all levels;
  • To promote strategies for risk reduction from drug addiction and unsafe sex;
  • To prevent women, children and other socially weaker groups from becoming vulnerable to HIV infection by improving health education, legal status and economic empowerment;
  • To promote mapping and surveillance for adequate intervention and estimation of the burden of infection in the State;
  • To promote proper Monitoring and Evaluation system and to ensure accountability;
  • To develop appropriate legal framework.