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  • ICTC in HIV prevention
    A. R. Shaan
  • 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
    confirmed
    • Preventive measures
    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