Mainstreaming of HIV/AIDS Programme in Rajasthan
Mainstreaming of HIV/AIDS is one of the major preventive approaches of HIV/AIDS in the National AIDS Control Programme Phase III. The efforts of mainstreaming are generating multi sectoral response to HIV/AIDS with the involvement of government departments, public and private sectors, trade unions and civil society organization. To give the highest priority of mainstreaming UNDP-NACO project “Support to National Efforts of Mainstreaming of HIV” is added support to RSACS.
Four dimensional strategies have been adopted on mainstreaming.
• Strengthening government departments response to HIV/AIDS through integrating HIV/AIDS in their ongoing activities;
• Involvement of public and private sectors on HIV/AIDS programme through workplace policy and workplace intervention on HIV/AIDS;
• Involvement of Civil Society Organization for greater coverage of HIV/AIDS programme with sense of ownership;
• Capacity building of People living with HIV/AIDS and ensure social protection through amendment of government scheme/ policies in the best interest of PLHAs.
The Key achievement of mainstreaming: