Voluntary Counselling & Testing for HIV

The HIV Voluntary Counselling and Testing service is integrated into FPATT’s sexual and reproductive health services .  The service was introduced at the Port-of- Spain Clinic in May 2006 and has since been extended to De Living Room and the San Fernando Clinic.  This service is also available through our Healthlink programme
It is a highly confidential service provided by trained  personnel certified by the Ministry of Health and CAREC.  FPATT uses the Rapid test** a test that uses four (4) drops of blood from a finger prick**, and the results are available in fifteen (15) minutes.   
If a person tests positive he/she is referred  to the Medical Research Foundation (MRF) for treatment.  If negative, the client is counseled on safe sex practices to avoid future risk of exposure to HIV.