History of AIDS control National AIDS Control Programme - 1987 NACO - 1992 NACP Phase I 1992 – 1997--99 NACP Phase II 1999 – 2006 More…. 2003 – 2004
How ICTC emerged…? National AIDS control & prevention policy 2002 VolantaryCounselling & Prevention of Testing centres(VCTC) Parent To Child Transmission (PPTCT) Integrated Counselling & Testing Centre
What is ICTC….? Provide HIV counselling and testing and treatment referrals free of cost. They also serve those with STDs and TB who are generally referred to an ICTC for HIV testing.
ICTC setup..! 127 centres across the state Located at all Medical Colleges, District Hospitals, General Hospitals, Taluk Hospitals as well as at some ESI hospitals and Private hospitals. In addition, there are centres in some railway stations and major prisons. 2 trained counsellors 1 laboratory technician Rapid HIV Test Kits have been supplied to these centres The result of the HIV test is given on same day to the individual after post–test counselling or the client is asked to meet the same counsellor for post test counselling on appointed date.
Working pattern of ICTC HIV Suspect ICTC Counsellor Reason for testing Risk Assesment consent Pre-test COUNSELLING BLOOD TEST HIV +ve HIV -ve 2 more tests (with same sample) Post test COUNSELLING
Change risky life pattern
Post test COUNSELLING ART Drop-in Centres PPTCT
Integrated………? TI ICTC PPTCT HIV-TB Co-infection ART CCC
Why ICTC…? Earlier access to care and treatment Results & counselling provided purely confidential Providing factual information about HIV /AIDS and clearing misconceptions Reduction of fear and stigma through counselling Creating enabling environment for PLHA Emotional support
Continued… Better ability to cope with HIV related anxiety Improved health status through good nutritional advice Motivation to initiate or maintain safer sexual practices and behaviour change Prevention of HIV related illness Motivation for drug related behaviour Safer blood donation Motivating HIV infected person to involve spouse/partner for future spread and care.
Their smiles are also to be seen Their cries are also to be heard For because, they are still flesh and blood like u & me…..! Thank You