Letter to the Editor

NAC should review HTCT abbreviation

Dear editor,
AUGUST 15 is the commemoration of HIV testing, counselling and treatment (HTCT) day, formerly called voluntary counselling and testing, under the theme ‘My family, my nation, my responsibility’.I strongly believe the abbreviation used does not represent practical medical principles.
How do you test a client before offering counselling, so as to prepare their mind?
I feel it should be HIV counselling, testing and treatment, in that practical order.
It is not about English and how the abbreviation rhymes but giving practical meaning to the public.
I am appealing to the National AIDS Council (NAC) to review the abbreviation.
Luangwa Feira Extension

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