24.4.3  How to obtain informed consent

After providing pre-test counselling on HIV/AIDS and assuring confidentiality, you need to confirm the individual’s willingness to proceed with the test. You should ask them whether they agree with you and give consent for the test to be done. If they give their consent, make sure they are willing to discuss the implications of the test with you once the result is known.

Remember, informed consent can be given verbally for PITC.

24.4.2  How to assure confidentiality

24.5  Step 3:  Obtaining a specimen for HIV testing