Integrated Counselling & Testing Center (ICTC) is a gate-way, entry point for a host of HIV/AIDS related services in prevention & care. In Tamil Nadu there are 2109 centers that offer counseling and testing services. TANSACS is supporting 377 Stand-Alone ICTCs in Medical College hospitals, Government Hospitals, District, Headquarters Hospitals etc. 403 ICTCs are supported by NRHM at block level Primary Health Centres & Community Health Centres. 1102 Facility-Integrated Counselling and Testing Centres (FICTCs) at PHC level are also providing counselling and testing services. TANSACS initiated 211 Public-Private Partnership ICTCs (PPP) to strengthen Prevention of Parent to Child Transmission ( PPTCT) coverage.

In order to extend counselling & testing facility services to the remote and inaccessible areas, 16 Mobile ICTCs Vans are provided by TANSACS. The mobile ICTC are being manned by a Counselor and Lab-Technician to provide counselling and testing services to people living in hard to reach areas in the districts of Tamil Nadu.

Mother to child transmission is a major route of HIV transmission and spread of infection from an HIV positive pregnant mother to her new born. The objective of the Prevention of Parent To Child Transmission (PPTCT) programme is to scale up prevention and care interventions among women of child –bearing age and their families with a package of services which include primary prevention, family planning, voluntary counselling and confidential testing, lifelong Anti-retroviral prophylaxis and counselling on infant feeding practices.   In order to reduce HIV related morbidity / mortality among the newborns “Early Infant Diagnosis” programme is implemented in the state through ICTCs. Under the PPTCT new regimen (ARV prophylaxis) , HIV exposed babies who are born to HIV positive mothers are initiated on Nevirapine syrup upto to six weeks from birth. All identified HIV positive mothers and infected infants are being provided with life long ART.