A Handbook for Improving HIV Testing and Counseling Services: Field-Test Version

World Health Organization. (2010).

This handbook is a practical guide for those involved in the improvement of HIV testing and counseling (HTC) services. It describes the quality assurance cycle and how to construct a quality improvement framework. To meet the needs of both public health systems and nongovernmental organizations involved in the delivery of HIV services, it spans the whole process of HTC, from point of entry to successful onward referral. Of particular interest to program managers is the outline of the main components of quality improvement in HTC, whereas service providers can make use of its practical tools such as logbooks, interview forms, and site assessment forms. There are also examples of a quality monitoring system and illustrations of the framework in action at service delivery level. A bibliography of recommended core and additional resources, as well as an extensive glossary, completes the document.