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Testing and counselling for prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (TC for PMTCT); reference guide
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    c2006
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Testing and counselling for prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (TC for PMTCT); reference guide
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    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.), Global AIDS Program. ; UNICEF ; United States, Agency for International Development. ; ... More ▼
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    Abbreviations and acronyms -- Introduction -- Chapter I. Testing and counselling in PMTCT settings -- Chapter II. HIV test declined -- Chapter III. Flipchart cards.:suggested scripts and complementary message -- Chapter IV. Essential skills for TC for PMTCT programmes -- Chapter V. Rapid HIV testing in PMTCT settings -- Chapter VI. Implementation issues -- Chapter VII. Appendices -- Appendix 1. TC for PMTCT support tools -- Appendix 2. Guidance for adapting the TC for PMTCT support tools -- Appendix 3. Provider-initiated, opt-out HIV testing and counselling in PMTCT settings -- Appendix 4. Risk-reduction messages -- Appendix 5. Guidance on condoms and condom use -- Appendix 6.Window period -- Appendix 7. Infant feeding counselling and support -- Appendix 8. WHO recommendations: antiretroviral (ARV) regimens to treat and prevent MTCT -- Appendix 9. Infection prevention and universal precautions -- Appendix 10. Healthcare for mothers with HIV and their HIV-exposed children -- Appendix 11. Reading results for the three rapid HIV test methods -- Appendix 12. TC for PMTCT trainer guidance -- References.

    Evidence and experience have shown that acceptance of HIV testing increases when healthcare workers recommend testing and counselling (TC) to clients and when programmes are tailored to meet the needs of clients and providers in prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT) settings. Well-designed educational materials and job aids can help healthcare workers confidently deliver efficient and effective TC for PMTCT messages. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO), United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and their PMTCT implementing partners developed the Testing and Counselling for Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV (TC for PMTCT) Support Tools for healthcare workers. The TC for PMTCT Support Tools address the need for educational materials, job aids and training resources to support key TC messages in PMTCT programmes. The design of the tools, including the simplicity of the messages, builds on research and experience in resource-constrained settings. The first draft of the tools was pilot-tested in Nigeria, Kenya and Botswana to ensure appropriateness and utility across varied settings.

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