Increase in access of HIV counseling and testing
To increase the percentage number of men, women, and adolescents who know their HIV status through free counseling/testing.
- To expand the availability of HIV testing and counseling services, including a focus on key populations and marginalized communities that are hard to reach.
- To increase the number of people who know their HIV status from 30% to 60%.
- To assure the quality of HIV testing and counseling services.
- To assure the existence and quality of effective and efficient referral and linkage systems.
Focus populations to be focused on HIV testing and counseling services include the following:
- Adults and adolescents wishing to have an HIV test.
- All children, adults, and adolescents attending clinical services.
- All adults, adolescents, and children who present in clinical settings with signs and symptoms or medical conditions due to HIV/AIDS infection.
- In all epidemics, all adults attending services for sexually transmitted infections (STIs), family planning and tuberculosis (TB).
- All pregnant women first presenting for antenatal care, retesting of pregnant women in the third trimester or during labor or postpartum if the HIV status has not been determined.
- All children born to women living with HIV.
- Parents of unknown HIV status who have children living with HIV.
- Key populations (people who inject drugs, sex workers, men who have sex with men).
- Men presenting for circumcision for HIV prevention.
- HIV testing and counseling can be either client- or provider-initiated, and provided at the individual or couple.
- 168,000 youth, women, men and children were tested during project implementation from 2012-2015.
- Approximately 100 HIV positive pregnant women enrolled into care.
- Approximately 300 HIV positive people enrolled into care.
- 320 clients enrolled in TB.
- Strengthening of existing referral and linkages systems.
- Training of involved personnel on how to conduct HIV testing and counseling, including training on couples testing and counseling in generalized epidemics.