Poor Awareness on HIV is a Roadblock in Achieving the 2020 Zero-Infection Target

7 September 2017 

In a regional workshop, India's Deputy Director General of the National Aids Control Organization (NACO), Dr. Naresh Goel, stated that the lack of knowledge of HIV is a barrier to reaching the zero-infection target by 2020. He referenced the National Family Health Survey (NFHS) of India, between 2006 to 2016, where women's knowledge around HIV and AIDS increased only by 6.1% from 28.5% to 34.6%. This is lower than men's comprehensive knowledge, increasing from 30.3% in 2006 to 41.9% in 2016. 

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