नेपाल सरकार - स्वास्थ्य तथा जनसंख्या मन्त्रालय
(+९७७) ०१ ४२६२५४३, ४२६२८०२, ४२६२६९६, ४२६७३७६

राष्ट्रिय एड्स तथा यौन रोग नियन्त्रण केन्द्र

Nepal’s HIV and STI response, recognised as a priority 1 programme by Government of Nepal, is guided by the “UNAIDS Strategy 2016-2021”, the Sustainable Development Goals, and the National Health Sector Strategy (2015-2020). The Centre aspires to fast-track the HIV response to achieve ambitious 90-90-90 targets by 2020 and ending the AIDS epidemic as a public health threat by 2030 as guided by the National HIV Strategic Plan 2016-21.

Programme Components of National Center for AIDS and STD Control


Programme components

Scope/Key functions


Identify, reach and recommend

Scale up of HIV case finding through identification of KP, reaching them with key behaviour change communication programme and recommend and encourage them for HIV testing.


HIV Testing Services

Rapid scaling up of HIV testing services including mobile and community-based testing; expansion of HIV testing services through public health networks; uptake of counselling and testing among KAPs


Diagnosis and Management of STI

Standardization of quality STI diagnosis and treatment up to health post; strengthening referral between HTC and STI services


Elimination of vertical transmission

Provision of Treatment, Care and Support for women living with HIV and their children and families; prevention of unintended pregnancies among women living with HIV; HIV testing and counselling during ANC, labour and delivery and postpartum; Provision of ARV drugs to mothers and infected with HIV infection; referrals to comprehensive treatment, care and social support for mothers and families with HIV infection, safer delivery practices; infant feeding information, counseling and support


HIV Treatment

Prevention of HIV related illness; management of HIV related co‐infections; provision of ARVs to PLHIVs;


Support for Adherence and Retention in Treatment and Care

Provision of community care center and social care unit; and social protection for children living with HIV