AIDSTAR-One Project Highlight: Bridging Key Services through HIV Testing and Counseling
HIV testing and counseling (HTC) is the crucial bridge to HIV treatment, care, and support. HTC helps people to learn their HIV status, access treatment, prevent transmission, and obtain the support services they need.
Bridging Key Services through HIV Testing and Counseling HIV testing and counseling (HTC) is the crucial bridge to HIV treatment, care, and support. HTC helps people to learn their HIV status, access treatment, prevent transmission, and obtain the support services they need. SOUTH-TO-SOUTH TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE South-to-South Technical Assistance on Home-based HIV Testing and Counseling in Swaziland: AIDSTAR-One facilitated its first south-to-south (S2S) exchange of technical assistance (TA) in support of Swaziland’s pilot of home-based HIV testing and counseling (HBHTC). www.aidstar-one.com/south2southhtc PROVIDER-INITIATED TESTING AND COUNSELING (PITC) TOOLS PITC Tools: AIDSTAR-One documented how PITC is implemented in countries with limited resources, and developed a database that includes study findings, reviews of country PITC policies, and tools. www.aidstar-one.com/pitctools PITC and the Private Sector Case Study: This case study focuses on Kenya’s AIDS, Population, and Health Integrated Assistance Program, one of few programs engaging private providers in PITC efforts. www.aidstar-one.com/pitctool JANUARY 2014 This publication was made possible through the support of the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) through the U.S. Agency for International Development under contract number GHH-I-00-07-00059-00, AIDS Support and Technical Assistance Resources (AIDSTAR-One) Project, Sector I, Task Order 1. © Curt Carmemark/World Bank HOME-BASED HIV TESTING AND COUNSELING (HBHTC) HBHTC Tools: AIDSTAR-One developed HBHTC resources, including relevant literature, tools, case studies, and suggested program approaches. www.aidstar-one.com/hbhtctools Getting in the Door—Home-based HIV Testing and Counseling in Kenya Case Study: This case study provides examples of strategies and approaches for ensuring quality in HBHTC. www.aidstar-one.com/hbhtccs CDC Handbook for Planning, Implementing, and Monitoring, Home-Based HIV Testing and Counseling: This handbook provides practical guidance on ways to address challenges and outlines some key considerations when planning, implementing, and monitoring HBHTC. www.aidstar-one.com/cdchandbook HIV RAPID TESTING Rapid Testing-Rapid Results Technical Consultation Materials: Materials from this Thailand meeting present and review the use of HIV rapid tests focusing on program successes, challenges, and barriers. www.aidstar-one.com/rapidtestconsult Assessment of Over-the-Counter HIV Rapid Test Kits in Namibia: This rapid assessment of HIV rapid test kits sold over-the-counter at private pharmacies in Namibia was conducted to provide the Namibian Ministry of Health and Social Services with enhanced understanding of the availability of the kits and their impact on HTC services. www.aidstar-one.com/rapidtestnamibia KEY POPULATIONS/MOST -AT -RISK POPULATIONS (MARPS) “It Makes Me Want to Come Back Here”—Silom Community Clinic’s Approach to HTC Among Men Who Have Sex With Men (MSM) in Thailand Case Study: In 2005, the Silom Community Clinic was established in Bangkok to provide supportive, confidential, non-judgmental, and client-centered HIV rapid testing and counseling for MSM and transgender populations. www.aidstar-one.com/silomcs Improving HIV Testing and Counseling among Transgender People in Pattaya, Thailand Case Study: This case study highlights SISTERS, a community-based organization in Thailand that helps transgender people in Pattaya access the health system and provides a safe place for health education, prevention services, and overall support. www.aidstar-one.com/sisterscs © Trinn Suwannapha/World Bank www.aidstar-one.com www.pepfar.gov www.usaid.gov John Snow, Inc. 1616 Fort Myer Drive, 16th Floor Arlington,VA 22209 USA Phone: 703-528-7474 Fax: 703-528-7480 AIDSTAR-One is funded by PEPFAR through USAID’s Office of HIV & AIDS. AIDSTAR-One is implemented by John Snow, Inc. and its partners.