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Quality Management of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)
Under NACP-III, a demand for STI services is generated through its awareness on one hand and on the other STI services are expanded through its integration with the Reproductive and Child Health (RCH) Programme. The Programme supports increased demand for the services through capacity building among the medical practitioners of primary healthcare centres, community healthcare centres, and the private regional medical practitioners providing STI services. In UP minimum STI and RTI services are available in all PHCs, CHCs, first referral units FRUs).The specialization of STI/RTI clinics is available in all Medical Colleges and most of the district hospitals. All TIs have established exclusive STI and RTI services and linkages with existing qualified service providers.

The "Suraksha Clinics" (formerly Designated STI/RTI Clinics) are established in 71 District Hospitals, 10 Medical Colleges and 5 District Female Hospitals in the state. In total 86 STI clinics are being supported by SACS.

Integrated Counselling and Testing Centres (ICTCs)
HIV counselling and testing services are a key entry point to prevention of HIV infection and to treatment and care of people who are infected with HIV. When availing counselling and testing services, people can access accurate information about HIV prevention and care and undergo HIV test in a supportive and confidential environment. People who are found HIV negative are supported with information and counselling to reduce risks and remain HIV negative. People who are found HIV positive are provided psychosocial support and linked to treatment and care.

The main functions of an ICTC are:

  1. Conducting HIV diagnostic tests.
  2. Providing basic information on the modes of HIV transmission, and promoting behavioural change to reduce vulnerability.
  3. Link people with other HIV prevention, care and treatment services.

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