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AIDS 2010: Putting HIV Testing to the Test: Progress, Gaps and Opportunities

AIDS 2010: Putting HIV Testing to the Test: Progress, Gaps and Opportunities

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Three years after the adoption of the WHO/UNAIDS Guidance on Provider-Initiated HIV Testing and Counseling, universal access to HIV testing remains a distant goal. There is broad agreement that new modes of HIV testing beyond traditional Voluntary Counseling and Testing (VCT) are needed, and that an enabling human rights environment is needed to ensure that people will come forward for testing, safely disclose their status, and be referred for services. Yet many gaps remain between HIV policies and guidelines on paper and their implementation in practice. How do we both increase the number of people tested and ensure that HIV testing is always done with informed consent and leads to a broader package of treatment, care and support services? How do we make HIV testing work for women and vulnerable groups? Experts from UN, implementing agencies and civil society will address these critical questions.

Event Date

Jul 22, 2010