Providing counselling and voluntary testing for HIV in
pregnancy-related services is easier said than done. While such services are
clearly desirable wherever interventions to prevent HIV infection in infants and
sex partners of pregnant women can be offered, they will add to the cost of
antenatal and reproductive health services.
This section of the document considers what is necessary to
provide such services, and makes recommendations about staff training,
counselling options and test types. It tries to focus on the feasible, rather