The history of the National Center for AIDS Prevention of the Ministry of Health of Armenia begins with its establishment in 1989. The Center’s activity is fixed by the Law “On prevention the disease caused by Human Immunodeficiency Virus” of the Republic of Armenia, adopted by the National Assembly on 3 February 1997, according to which the National Center for AIDS Prevention is an organization implementing prevention and monitoring.

By decision of the Government of the Republic of Armenia N 1091 dated 11 July 2002, the “National Center for AIDS Prevention” State Organization was reorganized into the National Center for AIDS Prevention” State Non-Commercial  Organization (NCAP) with primary mission to implement and coordinate HIV/ AIDS prevention activities across the Republic of Armenia.

In 2016 the NCAP was awarded the Gold Award Rating by the Union of National Business Rating in the nomination “Leader of the Branch”.

During the annually announced UN State Service Award Ceremony, held in The Hague, The Netherlands in June 2017, the National AIDS Center was handed the Award and the Certificate as an organization winning the 2017 United Nations Public Service Awards, First Place, in the category of Innovation and Excellence in Delivering Health Services, for the innovation and excellence in delivering public services supporting the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.