General information on HIV testing and counselling

testing and counselling advocacy material

HIV testing is a critical entry point to life-sustaining healthcare services for people living with HIV and AIDS. Nearly half of people living with HIV do not know their status, and many others present late to health facilities with symptoms of HIV illness. Service delivery models need to be expanded to provide testing in antenatal care, sexually transmitted infection clinics, family planning services, in-patient wards as well as client-initiated testing centres or voluntary counselling and testing (VCT) sites in the community and community outreach services including mobile services and testing in the home.

Journal articles


Towards universal access: scaling up priority HIV/AIDS interventions in the health sector - Progress report 2010
Priority interventions 2010: HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment and care in the health sector