HIV testing services (HTS)
HIV testing services (HTS) provide the first critical link to comprehensive HIV treatment and prevention services such as voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC), pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) and other combination HIV prevention services. In addition, this initial step also provides opportunities to offer other interventions such as sexual and reproductive health services (SRH), TB screening and referral, and substance abuse screening and referral.
HIV testing should be voluntary and conducted ethically in an environment where the six Cs principles of Consent, Confidentiality, Counselling, Correct results, Connection (linkage) to care and other appropriate post-test services and creating an enabling environment are adhered to. #InformationDivision of National AIDS and STI Control Program
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