A Practical Guide to Implementing Community-Based HIV-Prevention Services

August 2017 - Reports, Guidelines, and Tools

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Stellenbosch University, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and United States Agency for International Development (2017).

This guidance document brings together lessons learned from the community-based HIV and tuberculosis program implemented by the Desmond Tutu TB Centre, and provides practical information for others who are establishing community-based HIV prevention services as a component of an integrated public health response. The guide targets a broad audience including program planners, clinicians, monitoring and evaluation personnel, and all stakeholders in the community-based HIV prevention response. The chapters cover:

  • Engaging stakeholders: Information and tools on engaging stakeholders before and after implementation.
  • Collaborating with nonprofit organizations: Information and tools on increasing the sustainability of HIV prevention approaches through collaboration.
  • Creating, equipping, and sustaining a team: Guidance for building an effective team.
  • Delivering holistic client-centered services: Information and best practices for effective community-based services, including integrated HIV and TB.
  • Linking clients to HIV care and treatment: Information on linkage challenges for people diagnosed with HIV, and practical information on improving linkages.
  • Providing quality assurance for rapid HIV testing: Guidance on ensuring quality HIV testing and result sharing in the community setting.
  • Managing data: Guidance on establishing a high-quality data management system.
  • Monitoring and evaluation: Guidance on data-gathering and evaluation for HIV prevention services.

Each chapter contains case studies, helpful tips, and links to related websites.

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