The theme :-“Getting to Zero - Zero New HIV Infections, Zero AIDS Related Deaths and Zero Stigma & Discrimination”

In Mumbai, the rate of HIV positivity has declined among general population from 8.3% in 2009 to 4% and among pregnant women from 0.58% in 2009 to 0.28% in 2013.

A number of new initiatives were undertaken. Targeted Interventions were started through NGOs, for High Risk Groups & bridge populations. The School AIDS Education Programme was conceptualized. Voluntary counseling and testing facilities, interventions for prevention of parent to child transmission, initiation of free antiretroviral therapy were started in healthcare facilities.

A National Council on AIDS chaired by the Prime Minister was constituted to mainstream HIV/AIDS issue & mount multi-sectoral response to combat HIV/AIDS.

Apart from this, some policy initiatives during NACP-II included National AIDS Prevention and Control Policy, National Blood Policy, a strategy for Greater Involvement of People with HIV/AIDS and National Rural Health Mission.

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