HIV/AIDS

The right to know

New approaches to HIV testing and counselling


26 June 2003

Right to know

Reference Number: WHO/HIV/2003.08

People have a right to know their HIV status, and testing and counselling should be widely accessible through innovative, ethical and practical models of delivery. HIV testing and counselling are entry points to HIV-related care and prevention services, and provide opportunities for people to reduce their risk of acquiring or transmitting HIV. High priority should be given to scaling-up HIV testing and counselling to maximize the opportunities to reach those with HIV infection or at high risk.


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