INTEGRATED COUNSELLING AND TESTING CENTRE

An integrated counseling and testing centre is a place where a person is voluntarily counseled and tested for HIV or as per advice by a medical provider and confidentiality is strictly maintained. The main functions of an ICTC include early detection of HIV, provision of basic information on modes of transmission and prevention of HIV/AIDS for promoting behavioural change and reducing vulnerability and linking people with other HIV prevention, care and treatment services. The are 16 Stand Alone ICTC’s and 17 FI-ICTC’s,5 PPP-ICTC’s and 3 Mobile ICTCs catering to TI sites and far flung areas in Meghalaya:

 

Major Achievement: 3 (Three) Mobile ICTCs was launched to cater to the need of the people of the State of which one is placed in Shillong where it will cover East Khasi Hills, West Khasi Hils, Ri Bhoi and Jaintia Hills Districts and another van is placed at Tura where its coverage include West Garo Hills, East Garo Hills and South Garo Hills Districts of Meghalaya.