Operational Guidelines for Voluntary Counseling and Confidential Testing Centers in Vanuatu (2012-2016). VSO Vanuatu Program Office, WHO Vanuatu Country Office, UNICEF Suva Office and SPC Suva Office. (2012)

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In Vanuatu 1st HIV positive case detected in the year 2002. Since then total 5 cases detected out of which 4 adult (2 male & 2 female) and 1 child. AIDS related death in Vanuatu is 2 till now and 3 is living with the virus. Though Vanuatu is still low HIV prevalence country but in terms of other STI it is one of the high prevalence countries in the pacific. In 2008 second generation surveillance shows amongst ANC attendees 25% have Chlamydia and its still increasing. It is proven fact that those who have other STIs they 10% more prone to get HIV. These figures can be the just tip of ice berg. We may have to face the underneath danger if we cannot roll out quality counseling and testing services throughout the country.


Keywords: HIV counseling and testing services, VCCT, STI, prevention, care

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