Set up and monitor testing

Adding new procedures such as indicator guided HIV testing, STI or hepatitis testing requires planning and logistics - whom, when and how to tests, communicate results and link to care as well as the financial foundation - must be addressed. Once the testing for additional diseases is up and running regular feedback to staff on any new positives found can keep the momentum and sustain engagement. Here are some ideas and resources to get this in place:

  • Think through the patient pathway in your service [interactive pathway tool developed for HIV but can be used for any new testing procedure]
  • Inform the patients to ease the informed consent procedures [ patient information leaflet Romania OK]
  • Use a simple data tool to generate regular reports that show number of tests conducted and any positives found [data collection tool]