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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) - Index Testing

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AVAC
January 2020

Index testing, a PEPFAR initiative that tracks the contacts of people who test positive for HIV, has potential benefits when done ethically. But index testing is presently being aggressively implemented in ways that cause harm, increase risk of violence and undermine people’s rights to consent, confidentiality and safety. Changes must be made to protect individuals and foster community trust in their healthcare system.

For activists and advocates attending PEPFAR in-country retreats, this FAQ provides background and advocacy priorities.