About AIDSTAR-One's Home-based HIV Testing and Counseling Resources

Home-based HIV Testing and Counseling Resources
What resources will I find on home-based HIV testing & counseling (HBHTC)?

AIDSTAR-One has developed resources on home-based HIV testing and counseling (HBHTC) for implementers in the field, including relevant literature, HBHTC tools, case studies, and suggested program approaches.

You will find an assortment of summaries of home-based HIV testing and counseling on HBHTC research and tools under the “What We Know” section to help users identify HBHTC lessons learned and evidence that can be adapted for use in the field. Links to open access articles or abstracts are provided with each article summary.

Who were these resources designed for?

The primary audience is home-based HTC and HTC implementers, program planners, and policy-makers. The resources can also inform a wide audience of public health and development researchers, program planners, and students.

How was the content developed?

The AIDSTAR-One HTC technical team identified peer-reviewed articles published between 2000-2011 that focus on HBHTC implementation that can be found under “What We Know.” Research articles were selected from a variety of databases, including PubMed/Medline, Google Scholar, International Aids Society Conference Abstract Database, Cochrane Library, Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI), as well as other sources. While this is not an all-inclusive HBHTC database, a selection of research articles, reports, and tools were chosen by the HTC technical team for their relevance to HBHTC program implementation.

What can I learn from the HBHTC Meeting Report?

AIDSTAR-One, in collaboration with PEPFAR, the HIV Testing and Counseling Technical Working Group, USAID, and the CDC, organized a technical consultation on HBHTC in Nairobi, Kenya in 2009. The report summarizes implementers’ experiences and expertise; identifies key features of their HBHTC programs, the challenges and strategic approaches, the lessons learned, and offers suggestions for new and ongoing HBHTC programs.

What can I learn from the HBHTC Kenya Case Study?

This case study explores several of Kenya’s home-based HTC programs’ most compelling strategies and lessons learned, and brings to life the daily successes and challenges experienced by home-based HTC service providers.

What are the HBHTC Tools?

AIDSTAR-One collected HBHTC tools from Kenyan and Ugandan implementers at the 2009 HBHTC technical consultation in Kenya. The tools are available to inform persons involved in planning and implementing HBHTC programs. (Note that these tools are not endorsed by PEPFAR/USAID).