Consolidated guidelines on HIV testing services (2015)



2015, xxii + 163 pages
ISBN 978 92 4 150892 6

These guidelines bring together existing guidance relevant to the provision of HIV testing services and addresses issues and elements of their effective delivery that are common in a variety of settings, contexts and populations. This publication also provides a new recommendation to support HIV testing services by trained lay providers, considers the potential of HIV self-testing to increase access and coverage, and outlines focused and strategic approaches to testing services that are needed to support the new United Nations 90–90–90 global HIV targets. The first of these targets being to diagnose 90% of people with HIV. Moreover, this guidance will assist national programme managers and service providers, including those from community-based programmes, in planning for and implementing HIV testing services.