Integration of HIV Services With Other Routine Health Services

Protocol Title: Assessing the Integration of Family Planning into HIV Care and Treatment Services in Shinyanga Region, Tanzania


About this Study: To reduce unplanned pregnancies among HIV-positive women and couples, unification of family planning and HIV care and treatment services in clinics became a national strategy in Tanzania in 2010. A cross-sectional, mixed methods study, funded by the United Nations Family Planning Administration, was conducted in three districts in Shinyanga Region, Tanzania in 2011-2012. The integration intervention included family planning screening, counseling, and provision of commodities at HIV clinics. Pre/post intervention questionnaires were administered to HIV-positive male and female clients attending services at ten clinics in the country to assess changes in family planning counseling and method use following family planning/HIV integration. Focus group discussions and key informant interviews were conducted with health providers and managers to assess integration acceptability.

Status: This study has been completed.

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