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Increasing access to HIV testing and counselling. Report of a WHO Consultation, 19–21 November 2002, Geneva, Switzerland.
Geneva, Switzerland, WHO, 2003. 30 p.In November 2002, WHO convened a larger consultation to consider strategies to increase access to HIV testing and counselling. Those at the Consultation reconfirmed the commitment to voluntary HIV testing and counselling and explored new modalities by which to ensure informed consent as access to HIV testing and counselling expands in a variety of settings. In this context, the participants urged that HIV testing and counselling be offered as standard best practice in the provision of prevention, care and treatment services whenever testing and counselling can benefit the health and well-being of those affected by HIV/AIDS. This report summarizes the main conclusions reached at this Consultation. (excerpt)