Monday, May 17th

Last update:05:44:44 AM IST

Recent Posts:
Homearrow News and Events Year 2012 City may not get enough funds for HIV

City may not get enough funds for HIV

Times of India
28 July 2012
Mumbai India

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.

Other states need more money to tackle HIV in NACP IV, said Dr Kishore Kshirsagar, project director, Mumbai District AIDS Control Society (MDACS).

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.

Disclaimer: The news story on this page is the copyright of the cited publication. This has been reproduced here for visitors to review, comment on and discuss. This is in keeping with the principle of ’Fair dealing’ or ’Fair use’. Visitors may click on the publication name, in the news story, to visit the original article as it appears on the publication’s website.




Know Your Rights!

Link to Aarogya

aarogya logo


This is YOUR sites, so if you have suggestions or feedback on how we can improve it for you, please let us know! We do our best to keep up!

Make a Suggestion