National AIDS Control Organisation steers HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment, education, sensitization and control programmes in India. In discharge of this function the organisation lays down guidelines and training modules for physicians, surgeons, laboratory technicians, health care workers, NGOs and educators. It disseminates awareness among various risk groups, adolescents and out-of-school-children through a number of channels and special programmes.
Apart from this, NACO conducts monitoring and evaluation of HIV/AIDS programmes, and surveillance of the infection among various population segments throughout the country. The organisation also documents highly successful programmes for their replication in different cultural setting. Publications section of NACO website carries various guidelines, training modules, IEC material, surveillance reports, highly successful awareness programmes for high risk groups, etc for quick access and dissemination.