HIV testing services

HIV testing services (HTS) include the full range of services that should be provided together with HIV testing. All HIV testing services should continue to be provided within WHO's essential 5Cs: Consent, Confidentiality, Counselling, Correct test results and Connection (linkage to prevention, care and treatment). This includes pre-test information, post-test counselling, linkage to appropriate HIV prevention, care and treatment services and other clinical and support services, quality HIV testing, accurate test results and diagnosis, and coordination with laboratory services to support quality assurance.