HIV counseling and testing (HCT) is a primary entry point to HIV care, treatment, and prevention services. Clients who test either positive or negative are given counseling to improve their knowledge and attitudes related to HIV prevention and healthcare -seeking behaviors. The USAID/SUSTAIN project supports a combination of approaches including provider-initiated testing and counseling (PITC), voluntary counseling and testing (VCT), and couples counseling to increase identification of HIV-positive clients and link them to appropriate care and treatment services.
- Between September 2010 and March 2017, 1,947,401 individuals were tested and counseled for HIV and received their results.
- Over 870 healthcare providers were trained in provider-initiated testing and counseling, pediatric HIV testing and care, couple HIV testing, and adolescent friendly services.
Learn more in our HIV Testing and Counseling technical brief!