WHO Regional Technical Consultation on the Dissemination of Consolidated Guidelines on HIV Testing Services. Report (15-16 December 2015, Astana, Kazakhstan)



HIV testing is the gateway to HIV prevention, treatment, care and other support services.

The new WHO Consolidated HIV Testing Services Guidelines aim to address gaps and limitations in current approaches to HIV testing services. The Guidelines collate existing guidance relevant to HIV testing services and identify issues and approaches for effective delivery of HIV testing services across a variety of settings, contexts and populations.

In December 2015 the WHO Regional Office for Europe undertook a regional consultation aimed at disseminating the new WHO HIV Testing Services Guidelines in the WHO European Region. The consultation also aimed to identify barriers and share strategies to scale up HIV testing services in the Region.

The presentations, discussions and key recommendations and conclusions from the consultation are presented in this report.