World AIDS Day Commemorated in Assam

The event witnessed the release and launch of various documents, including the SANKALAK report, India HIV Estimates 2022, NACO Calendar 2024, National Communication Strategy, Laboratory Technical Guidelines on Early Infant Diagnosis, Prevention Progress Update 2022-23, and a Research Compendium.

National AIDS Control Program Review Meeting in Agra

The National AIDS and STD Control Program (NACP) is currently in its fifth phase, aiming to reduce new HIV infections and AIDS-related mortality while also eliminating the stigma associated with HIV/AIDS in society. Several initiatives were highlighted, including the National AIDS toll-free helpline, lifetime free ART (Antiretroviral Therapy) services, free lifelong antiretroviral (ARV) medicines for people living with HIV, and various counseling and diagnostic services.

New Aadhaar Requirement Introduced for Scheme Benefits

According to the guidelines, individuals desiring to avail benefits under the scheme must possess an Aadhaar number or enroll for Aadhaar before registering for the scheme. Those without an Aadhaar number can visit any Aadhaar enrolment center listed on the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) website ( to get enrolled.