HIV Testing, Treatment and Prevention:
Generic Tools for Operational Research
As part of efforts to obtain evidence to inform the public health approach to HIV treatment and prevention, the Population Council collaborated with the HIV/AIDS Department of the World Health Organization to develop tools, "HIV Testing, Treatment and Prevention: Generic Tools for Operational Research" for operational research on topics that have relevance to programs.
The tools include:
A main document (PDF) that is intended to serve as a basis for formulating research questions and designing an operational research project to address them. The document includes four sections:
- HIV testing and counseling
- HIV stigma and discrimination
- Adherence to antiretrovirals
- HIV prevention in the context of scaled-up access to HIV treatment
Data collection instruments covering the above topics, from which relevant modules can be selected. At present, the following instruments are available:
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