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Let's talk about HIV counselling and testing : facilitators' guide

International HIV/AIDS Alliance
December 2006

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This is a toolkit to help NGOs and community-based organisations working to mobilise communities to improve their awareness of HIV counselling and testing and to improve the up-take of HIV counselling and testing; advocating for increased access to quality HIV counselling, testing, care, treatment and prevention; or interested in providing HIV counselling and testing services. It is divided into eight sections: What is HIV and what is AIDS?; what is involved in HIV counselling and testing; who is providing these services in the community and who they are for; the advantages and barriers of counselling and testing; stigma, discrimination and confidentiality; the needs of people after being tested and ideas for community activities. Each section has an accompanying information sheet

Counselling guidelines on survival skills for people living with HIV

SOUTHERN AFRICAN AIDS TRAINING PROGRAMME (SAT)
2001

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This booklet advises counsellors on how to discuss survival skills with clients considering an HIV test and those living with HIV. Knowledge of suvival skills helps people accept a positive result, and following the positive living practices described helps people living with HIV to stay healthy. The booklet also addresses the counsellor's self-awareness and potential biases, and support services for counsellors

Counselling guidelines on child sexual abuse

SOUTHERN AFRICAN AIDS TRAINING PROGRAMME (SAT)
2001

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This booklet provides basic guidelines and techniques for counselling children who have been sexually abused. It covers myths and misconceptions, legal terms and responsibilities, how to recognise the signs of abuse, how to talk about sexual issues, disclosure, HIV testing, and short-term and long-term effects of abuse. It also addresses issues faced by counsellors

Counselling guidelines on disclosure of HIV status

SOUTHERN AFRICAN AIDS TRAINING PROGRAMME (SAT)
2000

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This booklet describes the importance of disclosure for people who are living with HIV. It covers the basics of effective counselling in the context of dealing with issues around disclosure. It then discusses the process of disclosure, possible consequences, partial, involuntary and non-disclosure, and media issues

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