28 July 2012
The city that has been tagged as the HIV capital of India may not get adequate funds this year. Experts working to bring down the disease fear the National AIDS Control Programme (NACP) will provide less funds for the city.
Dr Balkrisna Adsul, additional project director, MDACS, said funding will decrease as the HIV control programme will be part of general health. "It is the best thing that has happened as part of the AIDS control programme. By including HIV in general health, discrimination will be minimized," he said. In 2011, 12,944 Mumbaikars were diagnosed sero–positive as compared to 1,73,016 in 2007.