In accordance with National AIDS Control Organization
NACP III is the 3rd phase of the HIV Prevention and Control Programme introduced by the National AIDS Control Organization. NACP I & II put together were from the year 1992 to 2006. NACP III is National AIDS Control Programme III from the year 2008 to 2012.

The overall goals of NACP III is to halt and reverse the epidemic in India by integrating programmes for prevention, care, support and treatment. This will be achieved through a four-pronged strategy:

1. Prevent infections through saturation of coverage of high-risk groups with targeted interventions (TIs) and scaled up interventions in the general population.

2. Provide greater care, support and treatment to larger numbers of PLHA (People Living with HIV/AIDS).

2. Strengthen the infrastructure, systems and human resources in prevention, care, support and treatment programmes at district, state and national levels.

4. Strengthen the nationwide Strategic Information Management System.

The specific objective is to reduce the rate of incidence by 60 percent in the first year of the programme in high prevalence states to obtain the reversal of the epidemic, and by 40 percent in the vulnerable states to stabilize the epidemic. 
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