Public Private Partnerships
National AIDS Control Programme formally recognizes and encourages partnerships and alliances with corporate/public/private sector in eradicating the threat of HIV in India. Already NACO has signed MoUs with various Ministries/ departments of Government of India and subsequent Public Sector Undertakings. Under these MoUs, the organizations have put in place their human resource and infrastructure for prevention, integration of HIV related services and platform for social protection.
Corporate or private sector has a significant stake in the well-being of the nation. Since the majority of HIV affected people in our country are in the productive age group of 15-49, workplace interventions are significant both in the prevention of infection, and treatment and care for the infected.
One of the most effective ways of reaching out to the workforce is through instituting the practice of information dissemination on prevention. A number of companies across India have taken up such campaigns and programmes within their corporate and field locations. Corporate sector also plays a major role in removing stigma and discrimination as most people spend most of their time at work.