This indicator measures progress in implementing HIV testing and counselling services among sexually active young people. In order to protect themselves against HIV and to avoid infecting others, sexually active young people should know their HIV status. This indicator provides a measure of the effectiveness of interventions that promote HIV counselling and testing among young people.
This is important to know, because young people may feel that there are barriers to accessing services related to sensitive issues, such as sexual health. The number of respondents aged 15 - Sexually active test who had an HIV test in the last 12 months and who know their results. The number of respondents aged 15 - 24 who have Sexually active test sexual intercourse in the last 12 months.