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close this bookTools for Evaluating HIV Voluntary Counselling and Testing (UNAIDS, 2000, 59 p.)
close this folderSection 4. Evaluation of counselling quality and content
close this folder4b Counselling content
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View the documentTool 4.2: For evaluation of pre-test counselling
View the documentTool 4.3: For evaluation of post-test counselling
View the documentTool 4.4: For evaluation of counselling where HIV testing is not available


This tool is designed to assess the standards of HIV counselling by monitoring the content of the counselling session. The content of the counselling session will vary, depending on its purpose and the needs of the client.

For counselling in relation to testing, and for counselling around an HIV diagnosis in clinical settings (where an HIV test may not always be possible), the dialogue needs to cover certain minimum ground.

This observation needs to be completed by an experienced and trained external assessor, counselling supervisor or counsellor colleague who can either sit in on a counselling session, or review audio or video recordings of the session.