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Author
National AIDS Control Organization, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India
Title
HIV/AIDS Epidemiological Surveillance & Estimation Report For The Year 2005
Imprint
National AIDS Control Organization, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India, April 2006, 11 pp
Url
http://www.aidsportal.org/repos/fnlapil06rprt.pdf
Abstract

"Epidemiological Surveillance for HIV infection in the country is carried out annually on a regular basis. The purpose of epidemiological surveillance is to identify High Risk population groups, areas with high HIV prevalence, HIV trends, and socio economic characteristics of HIV infected population in order to understand the dynamics of disease transmission for containing the outbreak of HIV/AIDS in the country. During the year 2005, the sentinel surveillance was conducted during the period from August - October 2005 and National Institute of Health & Family Welfare has been identified as the nodal agency for coordinating the surveillance work. The estimation of HIV infection using the available surveillance data is coordinated by National Institute of Medical Statistics, Indian Council of Medical Research. The sentinel surveillance was carried out with adequate supervision and monitoring. The web based data entry process was utilized for data error checks and timely submission of the reports. The quality control in the laboratories was also carried out by reference
laboratories."

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