Voluntary counseling and testing (VCT) services and their contribution to access to HIV diagnosis in Brazil.

@article{Grangeiro2009VoluntaryCA,
  title={Voluntary counseling and testing (VCT) services and their contribution to access to HIV diagnosis in Brazil.},
  author={Alexandre Grangeiro and Maria Mercedes Loureiro Escuder and Maria Amelia Veras and Draurio Barreira and Dulce Aur{\'e}lia de Souza Ferraz and Jorge Kayano},
  journal={Cadernos de saude publica},
  year={2009},
  volume={25 9},
  pages={2053-63}
}
The Voluntary Counseling and Testing (VCT) Network was implemented in Brazil in the 1980s to promote anonymous and confidential access to HIV diagnosis. As a function of the population and dimensions of the local epidemic, the study assessed the network's coverage, using data from a self-applied questionnaire and data from the Information Technology Department of the Unified National Health System (SUS), UNDP, and National STD/AIDS Program. The Student t test was used for comparison of means… CONTINUE READING

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