Toolkit: Integrating HIV and HCV Testing

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.

About Kim Rodgers

Kim Rodgers serves as a Communications Specialist at NACCHO. Her work includes promoting local health departments' best practices, as well as partner tools and resources, in infectious disease and preparedness through NACCHO's communications channels, storytelling, and outreach to various audiences.

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