WORLD AIDS DAY 2020

Global solidarity, shared responsibility

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Smt.Veena George

Smt.Veena George

Minister for Health & Family Welfare
Dr. Rajan N. Khobragade I A S

Dr. Rajan N. Khobragade I A S

Principal Secretary (Health) to Govt. (Health & Family Welfare)
Dr. Ramesh R

Dr. Ramesh R

Project Director

ABOUT US

The Kerala State AIDS Control Society (KSACS), plays a pivotal role in the state’s strategy in combating the HIV/AIDS epidemic. It is an autonomous society registered under the Charitable Societies Act, with its members drawn from all key government departments to ensure greater flexibility and more effective programme management. Its work is supervised by a Governing body, chaired by the Chief Secretary of the state, and which includes as members Secretaries of various government departments like Health, Social Welfare, Finance, Education, and Project Director of KSACS, Director of Health Services, Director of Medical Education, State Drugs Controller and Inspector General of Police (Law & Order)...

KSACS was formed to implement the National AIDS Control Programme (NACP) in the state. It works under the National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO) which is a part of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare of the Government of India. The National AIDS Control Programme is fully funded by the Government of India and by international donors such as the World Bank, the Global Fund for AIDS, TB and Malaria, DFID (Department for International Development, UK) and USAID (the US Agency for International development) and others.

OUR SERVICES

Jyothis or Integrated Councelling and Testing Centres (ICTC) Centres provide HIV councelling and testing and treatment referrals free if cost..
Targeted Intervention (TI) is one of the main components under NACP III, The Program is designed to reduce the rate of HIV transmission among the Core Group viz..
‘Pulai’ or STI clinics are centres for the treatment of Sexually Transmitted Infections free of cost to anyone who walks into the clinics..
’Ushus’ are the Anti Retroviral Treatment (ART) centres set up in all the GOvernment Medical Colleges in Kerala, functioning under the department of medicine..
Blood transfusions always carry risks, but HIV transmission through blood transfusion can virtually be prevented..
Eighty percent of the public, even the highly educated have doubts with regard to basic facts on HIV/AIDS..

"Global eradication
of HIV
by 2030"

  • Media must inform and educate the people, not alarm or scare them
  • Be objective, factual and sensitive
  • Keep abreast with changing realities of fast-evolving infection
  • Use appropriate language and terminology that is non-stigmatising
  • Ensure headlines are accurate and balanced
  • Be responsible, give all sides of the picture, using voices of people with HIV and AIDS(PLHNS)
  • Dispel misconceptions about prevention and transmission
  • Highlight positive stories without underplaying seriousness of the issue

The Kerala State AIDS Control Society (KSACS), plays a pivotal role in the state’s strategy in combating the HIV/AIDS epidemic. It is an autonomous society registered under the Charitable Societies Act.