HIV :: UNAIDS to introduce HIV testing guidelines in India

UNAIDS in march plans to introduce new HIV testing guidelines in India that recommend health care providers initiate testing and counseling, the Hindustan Times reports.

Under the country’s current HIV testing policy, tests are provided only when people request them. Requests for HIV tests in general are low, and about one in 10 HIV-positive people in India are aware of their status. The new guidelines emphasize informed consent and counseling before an HIV test can be administered.

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