Scaling up HIV testing and counseling in the WHO European Region as an essential component of efforts to achieve universal access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support

Policy framework. WHO/EURO 2010

Publication details

Editors: WHO European Region
Number of pages: 29
Publication date: 2010
Languages: English, Russian



In the WHO European Region, many people living with HIV are not aware of their serostatus. As a result, they may miss opportunities to access treatment, care and support in a timely fashion and may unknowingly transmit HIV. Member States therefore need to increase efforts to scale up access to and uptake of HIV testing and counselling services. This policy framework contains ten main principles and provides detailed recommendations to guide Member States as they endeavour to scale up HIV testing and counselling.