Guidelines and Standards


Comprehensive Risk Counseling and Services (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
This Web site provide information to CBOs and health departments that are or will be implementing CRCS (formerly known as Prevention Case Management or PCM) – an intensive, individual level, client-centered risk reduction intervention for people at high risk for HIV infection or transmission.

Couseling and Testing Information (USAID)
USAID recognizes that scaling up access to HIV counseling and testing is a critical part of a comprehensive response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic. The overwhelming majority of people living with HIV/AIDS are unaware of their HIV status. Counseling and testing can help individuals to learn their HIV serostatus and link people to treatment prevention, and care activities.

HIV Counseling with Rapid Tests (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
How do you provide counseling when using the rapid HIV tests? What should you tell clients?

HIV Testing (Food and Drug Administration)
The Food and Drug Administration regulates the approval of medical devices involved in the collection, processing, testing, manufacture and administration of licensed blood, blood components and cellular products. This website provides a listing of FDA resources about approved HIV testing products and kits and guidance and information for industry about the approval of new products.

Model Counseling Protocols for Standard and Rapid Test Sessions (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
RESPECT-2 is a research study that compares different forms of HIV testing and risk-reduction counseling in clients at sexually transmitted disease (STD) clinics in the United States. The purpose of the study is to look for ways to provide HIV testing and counseling that are more effective at reducing clients' risk of becoming infected with sexually transmitted infections (STIs), than the best known methods used now.

Revised Guidelines for Counseling, Testing, and Referral (AIDSinfo)
Recommendations on HIV testing procedures for health care providers working in hospital emergency departments, urgent care clinics, inpatient services, substance abuse treatment clinics, public health clinics, community clinics, correctional health care facilities and primary care settings.

Social Networks Testing (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
A community-based strategy for identifying persons with undiagnosed HIV-infection. Interim guide for HIV counseling, testing, and referral programs.

Last revised: 09/04/2008