Silent Pandemic

1972
1972

Silent Pandemic

HIV came to the international attention of the medical and science community in the early 1980s but prior to this, it had quietly made its way across several continents.
1986
1986

India reports its first AIDS case

India reports its first AIDS case. It begins from here. India detected two cases of HIV in Chennai and Mumbai amongst women sex workers.

1988
1988

Silent epidemic got a Voice

The Indian Government established a national AIDS committee under the health ministry to formulate strategy for responding to HIV/AIDS cases in the country.

1991
1991

An exponential rise of HIV

India saw an exponential increase in the spread of HIV.

1994
1994

Red Ribbon Project

Red Ribbon became an international symbol of solidarity and support for people living with HIV. Wearing a red ribbon is a simple yet powerful way to challenge the stigma surrounding HIV/AIDS.

1997
1997

National AIDS Control Organisation

National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO) was established along with 32 States AIDS Control Societies. National AIDS Research Institute (NARI) established.

1999
1999

India HIV/AIDS Alliance formed

India HIV/AIDS Alliance (Alliance India) was formed to accelerate HIV response.

2002
2002

Media Coverage

HIV gains media attention in a positive way. Prevention of mother-to-child transmission programme introduced.

2004
2004

Free Treatment

Free Antiretroviral Treatment in India.

2009
2009

Delhi High Court strikes down section 377 of IPC

First Transgender Mapping: India begins to understand the transgender population as they are one of the key populations at higher risk of HIV

2010
2010

Formation of Indian Drug Users Forum

Demand for appropriate services for the vulnerable population, not limiting to HIV prevention and treatment.

2013
2013

Third Gender

The landmark decision by the Supreme Court of India to recognise transgender people as third gender, affirmed their fundamental rights under the constitution of India.

2015
2015

India became a Fast Track country

India became fast track country. Incidences of HIV reduced by 57% – India considered a success story.

2016
2016

Prevention Programme

The global 90:90:90 strategy adopted by the Government of India.

2021
2021

India Pledges to end AIDS by 2030

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