HIV Counseling and Testing Services (HCTS)
In order to help people know their HIV status, so that early access to care and treatment, to prevent HIV related illness and to maintain safe sexual practices 11 Integrated Counselling & Testing Centres have been set up in Goa – one each at Goa Medical College, Hospicio, Margao, District Hospital, Mapusa and Cottage Hospital, Chicalim., CHCs – Canacona, Curchorem, Pernem & Valpoi, Primary Health Centre, Candolim, Central Hospital, Usgao Tisk and TB & Chest Hospital, Panaji.
Facility Integrated Counselling and Testing Centres
Twenty 24 x 7 hrs PHCs which offer counselling and testing services (FICTC) along with other services have been established. Existing staff such as the auxiliary nurse, midwife, (ANM)/staff nurse/health visitor/laboratory technician (LT)/pharmacist undertake HIV counselling and testing. One Facility Integrated Counselling and Testing Centre (FICTC) at Porvorim was established in the year 2016-17
Facility Integrated Counselling and Testing Centres underPublic Private Partnership
Under the PPP model, during 2016-17, 16 private nursing homes have consented to be the partners in this scheme. Goa SACS provides logistic support like HIV test kits and disposable delivery kits. Technical support in terms of capacity building, regular monitoring and evaluation is also being provided.