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Guidelines for voluntary counselling and testing

Guidelines for voluntary counselling and testing

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Published by Directorate: Special Programmes in Windhoek .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementRepublic of Namibia, Ministry of Health and Social Services.
ContributionsNamibia. Ministry of Health and Social Services. Directorate of Special Programmes.
The Physical Object
Pagination28 p. :
Number of Pages28
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16321844M
LC Control Number2007382257

  Therefore voluntary counseling and testing (VCT) centers are crucial in attaining some of the goals towards prevention and management of the disease. Objective of the study: This study reviewed studies on VCT programs focusing on performance of the programs in Sub-Saharan Africa with the aim of coming up with practical suggestions for enhancing.   Voluntary Confidential Counselling & Testing [Meredith, Megan-Lee] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. This book is intended for people who counsel in the area of HIV and AIDS. It is intended for learners who are not registered professionals.

B. Overview of Voluntary Counseling and Testing 60 min B. Overview of Voluntary Counseling and Testing Facilitator Presentation Materials • VCT Program Quarterly Report Form (15 min) Definition of Voluntary Counseling and Testing Voluntary HIV counseling and testing (VCT) is the process of providing counseling to an.   Around 21% of people with HIV are unaware of their infection. The only way to determine a person’s HIV status is for them to have an HIV test. In many countries, critical gaps exist in HIV services, including prevention, testing and treatment.

Sierra Leone Guidelines for Rapid Testing in VCCT A Toolkit for Voluntary Counselling and Testing for HIV, FHI (). Local experts: Other individuals whose contributions are gratefully acknowledged include: Dr. Brima Kargbo Team Leader, HIV/AIDS Health Sector Response Group. Voluntary HIV counselling and testing: manual for training of trainers part I & II with CDs, 1. HIV infections – diagnosis - prevention and control Guidelines for preparation for training 6. Training resource outline It is also designed as a reference book and provides.


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Voluntary HIV counselling and testing (VCT) is the process by which an individual undergoes counselling enabling him or her to make an informed choice about being tested for HIV.

This decision must be entirely the choice of the individual and he or she must be assured that the process will be confidential. UNAIDS policy statement on VCT1. National guidelines for voluntary counseling and testing. Nairobi, Kenya: NASCOP, (OCoLC) Material Type: Government publication, National government publication: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: National AIDS and STDs Control Programme (Kenya); National AIDS Control Council (Kenya) OCLC Number: Notes.

Chimzizi R, et al. Voluntary counselling, HIV testing and adjunctive cotrimoxazole are associated with improved TB treatment outcomes under routine conditions in Thyolo District, Malawi. International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease.

; 8 (5)– [PubMed: ]. It recognizes that Voluntary Counseling and Testing (VCT) is a key entry point to prevention services in populations at risk and to care and support for people living with HIV/AIDS (PLHA), and therefore benefits those who test positive, as well as those who.

How is the Effectiveness of a Voluntary Counseling and Testing Intervention Determined. The findings presented in this fact sheet come from a recent meta-analysis of 17 studies.2 In this review VCT was defined as 1.

receiving pre-test counseling 2. being tested for HIV, and 3. receiving post-test Size: 1MB. 2 Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) of Voluntary Counseling and Testing (VCT) Services in Community and Mobile Services 6.

Copy of the test results required for medical or referral purposes are provided only after signing “Release of Confidential Information” form by the client and provided. The first CDC guidelines, published inhighlighted the importance of offering voluntary testing and counseling and maintaining confidential records (1).

Innew guidelines emphasized the need to decrease barriers to counseling and testing, especially disclo- sure of personal information (2). International Test Commission. International guidelines for test use. International Journal of Testing, 1, Naugle, K. Counseling and testing: What counselors need to know about state laws on assessment and testing.

Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling. Rapid HIV Test Some HIV/AIDS counselling and testing sites use the Rapid HIV Test. If the test is a blood one, the tip of your finger will be pricked with a special kind of needle and a drop of blood squeezed out.

Using a thin glass tube, the drop of blood will be put into a small window in the test strip. information on counselling related to testing, see Key Materials, Source Book for HIV/ AIDS Counselling Training, WHO, ) Counselling for behavioural change The availability of HIV counselling, even without HIV testing, may create a private environment for discussing sexual matters and personal worries.

Counselling augments AIDS education. commissioned a review of policies, programmes and guidelines in voluntary counselling and testing (VCT) as part of its strategy to harmonize and improve them and to promote the best practices for managing HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted infections in east, central, and southern Africa (ECSA).

The review team elicited written responses. The growing popularity of HIV testing service providers in community settings has led to a need for guidelines to benchmark practices and uphold standards of service. he Quality Assurance Guidelines on HIV Voluntary InT Counselling and Testing (VCT) Services in Community Settings (The Guideline) was drafted.

Repeat testing: a situation in which additional testing is performed for an individual immediately following a first test, during the same testing visit, due to HIV-inconclusive status or discordant test results.

The same assay(s) is used and, where possible, the same specimen. Re-testing: refers to certain situations in which. Meeting separately with men and women for pre-test and post-test counselling can help ease the process of couples voluntary counselling and testing, while helping avoid violence as well.

After testing, give couples the option to come in together for serodisclosure, this option should be given with support clubs in place for sero-discordant. CURRICULUM FOR TRAINING OF VOLUNTARY COUNSELLING AND TESTING COUNSELLORS7 Language of Instruction and Practice The training will be undertaken in English; however, counselling practice and other appropriate sessions should include as much Kiswahili or mother- tongue languages as possible.

integrating Voluntary Counselling and Testing (VCT) services into the work of sexual and reproductive health providers are vast. This publication identifies approaches and issues that we hope will be of interest to other organizations that want to play their part in increasing access to Voluntary Counselling and Testing.

It draws on the. “Counselling” – Voluntary Counselling and Testing includes counselling before and after the test for HIV. Pre-test counsellingincludes a private session with a counsellor, who explains the testing procedure and how the results will be given.

You will have the chance to ask questions about the test, and share any fears or worries. Voluntary counseling and testing is a key component of both HIV care and prevention. The capacity for voluntary counseling and testing has been greatly increased in sub-Saharan Africa in the past few years, mostly through expansion of services offering rapid testing by nurse or primary care counselors.

These are Lecture Notes for Undergraduate learners as prepared by Lecturers of the Muslim University of Morogoro. The purpose of this book is to provide information about the various assessment proce-dures that are specifically relevant for practicing counselors. The book deals with the use of these assessment procedures in the counseling process and emphasizes the selection.

New testing guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention encourage less counseling before and after testing. We review the evidence regarding voluntary counseling and testing (VCT). There is clear endorsement in peer-reviewed scientific journals for VCT as part of an evidence-based bundle of interventions to prevent HIV infection.joint voluntary counselling and testing service – Receive pre-test counseling, testing, post-test counseling together – Counselor facilitated mutual disclosure – Plan for follow-up care and treatment services and establish risk reduction plan together • Individuals attending counselling and testing .UNFPA,Integrating HIV voluntary counselling and testing (VCT) services within family planning settings to prevent HIV infection in women – guidelines for implementation.

WHO/UNAIDS,Technical consultation on voluntary HIV counselling and testing: models for implementation and strategies for scaling of VCT services.