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Couples HIV Counseling and Testing Intervention and Training Curriculum

Training Materials

The CHCT Curriculum was field tested in South Africa, Kenya, and Botswana, and has been used in CDC-led trainings in Botswana, Malawi, Ethiopia, Namibia and Nigeria. It is intended for community HIV testing and counseling providers, but may be adapted for persons providing HTC in health facility settings. It is recommended that all partners using this curriculum adapt the materials to include the policies, guidelines and specific context of their country setting.

Note: By clicking on the links below you will be able to download the various components of the CHCT training package.

Participant's Manual

Includes CHCT technical content, counseling skills, learning exercises and opportunities for practicing skills, and CHCT references.

Module NameDownload
Introduction to the Participant's Manual
[DOC - 8 pages] [PDF - 8 pages]
Module 1: Background of CHCT and Discordance
[DOC - 11 pages] [PDF - 11 pages]
Module 2: Introduction to Couple Counseling Skills
[DOC - 11 pages] [PDF - 11 pages]
Module 3: Initial Session of the CHCT Intervention
[DOC - 21 pages] [PDF - 21 pages]
Module 4: Providing Concordant Negative Results
[DOC - 5 pages] [PDF - 5 pages]
Module 5: Providing Concordant Positive Results
[DOC - 22 pages] [PDF - 22 pages]
Module 6: Providing Discordant Results
[DOC - 10 pages] [PDF - 10 pages]
Module 7: Support and Prevention Services
[DOC - 6 pages] [PDF - 6 pages]
Module 8: Outreach and Recruitment
[DOC - 7 pages] [PDF - 7 pages]

Trainer's Manual

Includes module-by-module course instructions for preparation and presentation of CHCT technical content, counseling skills, and interactive exercises, including handouts and overheads.

Module NameDownload
Introduction to the Training Manual
[DOC - 8 pages] [PDF - 8 pages]
Module 1: Background of CHCT and Discordance
[DOC - 45 pages] [PDF - 45 pages]
Module 2: Introduction to Couple Counseling Skills
[DOC - 53 pages] [PDF - 53 pages]
Module 3: Initial Session of the CHCT Intervention
[DOC - 69 pages] [PDF - 69 pages]
Module 4: Providing Concordant Negative Results
[DOC - 24 pages] [PDF - 24 pages]
Module 5: Providing Concordant Positive Results
[DOC - 66 pages] [PDF - 66 pages]
Module 6: Providing Discordant Results
[DOC - 65 pages] [PDF - 65 pages]
Module 7: Support and Prevention Services
[DOC - 17 pages] [PDF - 17 pages]
Module 8: Outreach and Recruitment
[DOC - 23 pages] [PDF - 23 pages]

Order Copies of the Curriculum

For more information about the CHCT curriculum, including adapting the curriculum for a national program, and for ordering copies please contact:

HIV Testing and Counseling Team
Attn: Couples HIV Counseling and Testing Curriculum
CDC Global AIDS Program
1600 Clifton Road, NE, MS E04
Atlanta, GA 30333
404-639-4206
ewg9@cdc.gov

 

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