More than 70 Medical, Legal, Religious, Service and Related Organizations and Experts Endorse Principles for Implementation of Expanded HIV Testing Programs

Drafted by a coalition of advocates to inform those working on expanded HIV testing proposals, this set of basic principles is a tool to help stimulate conversations, planning, and community input.

We hope that they will guide implementation discussions and call on stakeholders to consider treatment and care issues that should be linked to testing. They were conceived in the belief that everyone—consumers, community leaders, HIV/AIDS service organizations, physicians, nurses, public health, etc—has a stake in achieving an expanded testing paradigm in a thoughtful and meaningful way that produces long-term benefits for those with HIV. Endorsing organizations are calling for achievable testing expansion that recognizes the importance of patient autonomy and human rights, and actually reaches the undiagnosed and affords them real access to care and services.
Download the pdf: Expanding the Availability and Acceptance of Voluntary HIV Testing: Fundamental Principles to Guide Implementation.
Visit CHLP’s dedicated Web site: www.hivtestingprinciples.org