The Ministry of Health plans to roll out home based Voluntary Counseling and Testing services across the country.
Presiding over celebrations to mark the Joint Clinical Research Centre (JCRC) 15 years of existence, the State Minister for Primary Health, Emmanuel Otaala, said the VCT's will take HIV/AIDS testing services closer to the people.
Otaala said the ministry has already started pilot program of home based VCT in four districts including Bushenyi.
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Otaala says if set up, VCT's will be vital in helping the health ministry asses HIV prevalence rates especially and ease the distribution of ARV's in the rural areas.
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Otaala says the ministry is also going to accredit more ARV treatment centres all over the country through JCRC, Mild may, and Uganda Cares, to bridge the gap of the 120 people eligible for ARV treatment but cannot access it.
Uganda now offers ARV treatment to over 80,000 people, 43,000 of whom are cared for by JCRC.