Uttar Pradesh State AIDS Control Society (UPSACS) was formally registered in the
Year 1999 as a para-statal agency. The governing board includes the Principal Secretary
(Medical and Health) as the President, Secretary (Health) the Vice President and
the Project Director of UPSACS as Member Secretary.In all districts, District AIDS
Control Committees (DACC) were formed with the District Magistrate as President
and the Chief Medical Officer as Member Secretary. The state program is headed by
the Project Director, who is from the Indian Administrative Services.
Message from Project Director
The world has come to recognise HIV/AIDS as a major developmental challenge as there is no known cure for Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV) till now. The situation of HIV/AIDS in India is serious with the spread no longer confined to high risk groups alone. Having penetrated into the general population it is now fast spreading to rural areas, placing women and youth at much greater risk and there is an growing population of children who are born with this infection. The increasing vulnerability of the general population calls for a well coordinated national effort in order to contain the infection from spreading it further.