COMMUNITY BASED HIV TESTING AND COUNSELING (HTC) SERVICE

COMMUNITY BASED HIV TESTING AND COUNSELING (HTC) SERVICE

This program involves providing Community Based HIV testing Service (CBHTS) to key and Vulnerable Populations (KVPs) who are at high risk of HIV exposure and are willing to know their HIV status. It also include a variety of services provided with HIV testing like Counseling, pre-test and post-test session, linkages to appropriate HIV care and treatment and other follow-up services and on-going support services. The approaches used for providing CBHTS include; Community Index client’s testing modality,  mobile services and other community service modality in Mbeya Region.

HTS Activities

  1. Identification of KVPs and other community members who are at high risk of acquiring HIV in the community
  2. Provide community Based HIV testing and Counseling services to Key and Vulnerable population (KVPs), men and pediatrics.

  3. Conduct joint community HTC services with mobile CTC performed by health facilities

  4. Provide detailed post-test counseling on the importance of starting ART services

  5. Referrals and linkages;-

      • Provide referrals and escorting HIV positive identified clients to Care and Treatment Clinics at Health at health facilities.

      • Follow up and documentation of successful referral or feedback, and CTC numbers of the clients escorted and connected to care.

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