The National Alliance of State & Territorial AIDS Directors (NASTAD) recently released Integrating HIV and HCV Testing, a toolkit developed in partnership with the Association for Public Health Laboratories. It is designed to support health departments in their efforts to strengthen HIV and HCV testing and linkage programs by integrating services and enhancing collaboration between programs and public health laboratories.
This toolkit provides current information about HIV and HCV testing technologies. It describes factors health departments should consider in determining when integration of testing is beneficial, and discusses how various testing technologies and strategies for using these technologies can facilitate integration.
To assist health departments and public health laboratories in communicating and applying information and strategies contained in the toolkit, NASTAD has also prepared an annotated set of slides as a complement to the toolkit.