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.
Resources Published to Date:
- Oral Presentation at International Conference of Family Planning 2013: Lessons learned from the pilot implementation of an integrated model of family planning and HIV care and treatment services in Tanzania