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Integrated Counseling & 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 an HIV test in a supportive and confidential environment. People who are found HIV negative are supported with information and counselling to reduce risk and remain HIV negative. People who are found HIV positive are provided psychosocio support and linked to treatment and care.

An individual who is infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) will not develop the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) immediately. The immune system of the individual will wage a consistent and prolonged war with the virus, right from the day of infection, delaying the onset of AIDS by many years. The time lag between infection and manifestation of signs and symptoms of AIDS is approximately 5?7 years. It is important that an individual who is HIV-infected is aware of his/her status as otherwise he/she could unknowingly transmit the virus to others. The only way to diagnose the presence of HIV and get timely treatment is through a simple blood test.

HIV counselling and testing services were started in India in the year 1997. All over the country under all Govt. health facilities, ICTCs are functional, private hospitals are also providing ICTC services in collaboration with State AIDS Control Societies.

The challenge before us is to make all HIV-infected people in the country aware of their status so that they adopt healthy lifestyles and prevent the transmission of HIV to others, and access life-saving care and treatment. Thus, counselling and testing services are an important component of prevention and control of HIV/AIDS in the country.

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.
Counseling and Testing facilities are available at following Integrated Counseling & Testing Centres (ICTCs) in Chandigarh :-

INTEGRATED COUNSELING & TESTING CENTRE
PGIMER, Sector 12

ICTC (General Clients) ICTC (Pregnant Women)
Room No. 2019-2020, Near Pharmacy, 2nd level, New OPD,
Phone No. 2756878
AND
Room No.33, 4th Floor, Research Block-A
Deptt. of Immunopathology,
Phone No. 2755198
Room No.2058, 2nd level, New OPD,
Obstetric & Gynaecology OPD,
Phone No. 2756934

INTEGRATED COUNSELING & TESTING CENTRE
Govt. Medical College & Hospital, Sector - 32

ICTC (General Clients) ICTC (Pregnant Women)
Room No.1401, Level-I, B-Block, Microbiology OPD,
Phone No. 2665545, 2665253, ext. 2124
Room No.2412, Level-2, B Block, Obstetrics & Gynae OPD,
Phone No. 2665545, 2665253, ext. 2213, 2201-2203

INTEGRATED COUNSELING & TESTING CENTRE
Govt. Multispeciality Hospital, Sector 16

ICTC (General Clients) ICTC (Pregnant Women)
Room No.309, 4th floor, 3rd level, NEW OPD Block
Phone No. 2768312
Room No.150, Obstetric & Gyane OPD,
Phone No. 2768255

INTEGRATED COUNSELING & TESTING CENTRE
Community Health Centre-22

ICTC

Room No 37, Ground floor
Phone No. 2701054



INTEGRATED COUNSELING & TESTING CENTRE
POLY CLINIC, SECTOR 45

ICTC
Room No.12, Ground Floor,
Phone No. 2602748


INTEGRATED COUNSELING & TESTING CENTRE
ESI Hospital, Industrial Area, Phase II, Ram Darbar,

ICTC

Room No.23(A), Ground Floor, Phone No. 2650432



INTEGRATED COUNSELING & TESTING CENTRE
Civil Hospital, Mani Majra

ICTC

Civil Hospital, Manimajra,
Room No. 19,
Phone No. 2751004



INTEGRATED COUNSELING & TESTING CENTRE
Police Hospital, Sector 26

ICTC

Police Hospital, Room No.
105, Sector 26, Chandigarh
Phone 2792288




Facility Integrated Counseling & Testing Centre

Urban Health Training Centre, Sector 44, Chandigarh. Phone No. 2669973

Rural Health Training Centre, Palsora, Phone No. 2699425

Composite Hospital, ITBP, Airport, Chandigarh. Phone No. 2699425


Mobile ICTC VAN

HIV AIDS Counseling & Testing facility including syphilis screening services are also provided by CSACS through Mobile ICTC for the people at high risk/vulnerable population who are less likely to access fixed facility ICTC.

Public Private Partnership ICTC

Family Planning Association of India, Kothi No. 62-C, Haripur, Sector 4, Panchkula (Hry.)