HIV Counseling and Testing

HIV Counseling and Testing

Beginning in 2007, the MUWRP PEPFAR Program expanded HIV Counseling and Testing (CT) services. Staff from all MUWRP-supported facilities have been trained in Routine HIV Counseling and Testing, which is now routine for any service provision (including X-ray, dental, out-patient and in-patient ward services) at these facilities.

This program focuses on strengthening the linkages to HIV clinics, especially to mothers who test HIV positive through Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission (PMTCT) programs and to TB patients. In August 2008, MUWRP began a house-to-house HIV Counseling and Testing program in Kayunga, and by May 2010, MUWRP staff had tested and counseled more than 45,000 Kayunga District residents in their homes.