Early diagnosis enables patients to make more informed decisions about their health and allows them to manage their illness more effectively. They are also able to access treatment earlier and could seek further counselling and support where needed.

Anova offers HCT at all of its projects. The project teams also frequently initiate HCT drives in their communities and are often invited to offer their services at other community events.

A counsellor would usually use the opportunity to share information regarding sexual health with all patients, regardless of their status. Where test results are positive, the counsellor will also need to support the patient through a potentially very traumatic experience.

In order to ensure counsellors are given all the tools they may need to provide an effective and efficient service, Anova supports counsellor training in a number of ways.

Effectively conducting an HCT session requires skill on the part of the counsellor.



Anova supports the scale-up and provision of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) as a highly effective and evidence-based HIV prevention strategy.

PEP (Post-Exposure Prophylaxis)

Anova supports providing Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) as an HIV prevention strategy, where HIV-negative people take a combination of antiretroviral therapy…

Harm Reduction

Around 13 million people globally inject drugs, and 1.7 million of them are living with HIV.

Medical Male Circumcision (MMC)

Medical male circumcision (MMC) is a cost-efficient HIV prevention strategy, and research has shown that it reduces male HIV sexual…