Global Health Observatory (GHO)

Facilities with HIV testing and counselling

Situation and trends

The proportion of pregnant women in low- and middle-income countries who received an HIV test reached 35%, up from 26% in 2009 and 8% in 2005 —progress, but still a low figure, on the path towards the UNGASS goal of virtually eliminating the mother-to-child transmission of HIV by 2015. In 22 priority countries with the greatest number of pregnant women living with HIV, the percentage receiving HIV testing and counselling varied greatly—from more than 95% in South Africa and Botswana to 11% in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and 7% in Chad.

While steady progress is being made in scaling up access to HIV services for people with tuberculosis (TB), the percentage of people with TB who received an HIV test in 2010 remained low, at 34%. Progress in scaling up TB services for people living with HIV is also very slow.

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