Scaling up HIV testing and counselling in the WHO European Region. Policy framework




Through an extensive consultation process, the WHO Regional Office for Europe developed this policy framework, based on evidence, international guidance and local and regional experience and expertise. The policy framework addresses efforts to increase access to HTC both in and outside health facilities. Furthermore, it aims to respond to the particular needs and challenges in the WHO European Region, where the HIV epidemic is mostly concentrated among most-at-risk and vulnerable populations, particularly injecting drug users, men who have sex with men, some migrant and ethnic minority communities and prisoners and people in other closed settings.