Consultancy and HIV-testing of patients of TB facilities is performed under clearly defined criteria which comply with WHO recommendations and are specified in the unified clinical protocol of primary, secondary (specialized) and tertiary (highly specialized) medical care “Tuberculosis” (page 145-150). Based on updates from all regions of Ukraine, 86.4% of TB patients (category 1-3) received results of HIV-test in 2012. Execution is being monitored on a regular basis during monitoring visits to the regions of Ukraine.
13. Voluntary HIV counselling and testing should be made available to all TB patients.