New Delhi: To support AIDS prevention programmes and discourage stigma and discrimination against affected people, a Rs 2,550-crore World Bank-assisted project was launched here by Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad. Of the total project cost of USD 510 million (Rs 2,550 crore), USD 255 million will be financed by the World Bank through a credit from the International Development Association (IDA). The National AIDS Control Support Project was launched in Delhi by the department of AIDS c ontrol, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare to help and accelerate the country`s AIDS prevention programme by targeting high risk groups. These groups include female sex workers, men who have sex with men, injecting drug users and vulnerable population like migrants and truckers.
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