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2016 Update: CDC Guide – Planning and Implementing HIV Testing and Linkage Programs in Non-Clinical Settings

If you are funded by CDC to deliver HIV testing services in a non-clinical setting ( community-based organizations, mobile testing units, churches, bathhouses, parks, shelters, syringe services programs, health-related storefronts, homes, and other social service organizations), then you should use this guide to help you plan, implement, and monitor your program. Even if you are not directly receiving CDC funding, this guide is full of helpful information for nonclinical HIV testing programs.

This guide is a March 2016 update to a version released in 2012.

For more information, see the paragraphs below written by CDC:


The purpose of this Implementation Guide is to familiarize HIV testing providers working in CDC-funded nonclinical settings with key programmatic issues and updates that impact HIV testing service delivery. This includes, but is not limited to, reinforcing language about targeting and recruitment for HIV testing, advances in HIV testing technologies and algorithms, new protocols for conducting HIV testing without prevention counseling, and the inclusion of couples HIV testing. HIV testing providers who are aware of these issues are more likely to provide high-quality HIV testing services to their clients.

Intended Audience:

This Implementation Guide is intended for HIV testing providers who work in nonclinical settings, including any person who provides HIV testing services or oversees the provision of HIV testing services. It is meant to be used by CDC-funded HIV testing providers and may also be useful for providers that are not directly funded by CDC.


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