HIV/AIDS

Planning, implementing and monitoring home-based HIV testing and counselling

A practical handbook for Sub-Saharan Africa

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Publication details

Editors: WHO, PEPFAR, CDC, USAID, LSTM
Number of pages: 64
Publication date: 2012
Languages: English
ISBN: 978 92 4 150431 7

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Overview

Home-based HIV testing and counselling refers to HIV testing and counselling (HTC) services conducted by trained HTC service providers in someone’s home. The main purpose of HBHTC is to bring HTC services to households, overcoming some of the barriers of access to testing services and providing testing to individuals who might not otherwise seek services. It has been used successfully in rural and urban populations of sub-Saharan Africa with a high HIV prevalence and low coverage of HTC services.

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