HIV counselling and testing service is key to the prevention of HIV infection and also for the treatment and care of people who are infected with HIV.
The Integrated Counselling and Testing (ICTC) serves specific categories such as high risk groups, pregnant women, STI cases, TB Patients, HIV/ AIDS symptomatic patients.
In Nazareth Hospital, the ICTC is located in the General OPD where the majority of the people can access related counselling services.
Integrated Counselling and Testing (ICTC) plays an important role for people to avail counselling services and get accurate information about HIV prevention, care and undergo HIV testing in a supportive and confidential environment. People who are found HIV negative are supported with information and counselling to reduce risks. People who are found HIV positive are provided psycho-social support and linked to treatment and care