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STI/HIV TESTING TOOL
Posted: Feb 13, 2017
Category: Sexually transmitted infections

STI/HIV TESTING TOOL

NSW Health (part of the NSW government, Australia) has developed the STI/HIV testing tool  to support NSW General Practitioners and other primary care clinicians to routinely test their patients for STIs/HIV. The testing recommendations are from the Australian STI Management Guidelines and are aimed ‘at risk’ populations in New South Wales, Australia.

The tool shows clinicians how to:

  • Offer routine STI/HIV testing in different consultations
  • Conduct a brief risk assessment (sexual history)
  • Conduct routine STI/HIV testing
  • Conduct contact tracing
  • Access available resources and additional support

Other sexual health-related resources, e.g. clinical management resources, contact tracing (partner notification), patient factsheets, training/education are available from the NSW STI Programs Unit.

 

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Practical Use of Program Evaluation among Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Programs
Posted: Feb 13, 2017
Category: Sexually transmitted infections

Practical Use of Program Evaluation among Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Programs

The manual is meant to be used by those in STD-related programs who are responsible for conducting evaluation activities and by those with lots, little or no experience, even in the face of limited resources for program evaluation. This manual presents program evaluation as an integral part of the program planning process. It provides a way of thinking about evaluation from the get-go as opposed to it being an afterthought or something that could wait until the end of a program. In addition, the manual focuses on an evaluation process that is participatory and will be responsive to the program’s needs, stakeholders, and resources. Since evaluating an entire STD program may not be feasible due to resource constraints, we emphasize the evaluation of program activities or components and focus on evaluations that can measure program contribution rather than attribution (causality).
This manual touches on basic principles of program evaluations, but the information included is not exhaustive. For more detailed information on various evaluation topics, please make use of the references provided in the manual and in Tool 3.2, which includes links to other evaluation resources.

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Monitoring and Evaluating Sexually Transmitted Infection Prevention and Care Programs
Posted: Feb 13, 2017
Category: Sexually transmitted infections

Monitoring and Evaluating Sexually Transmitted Infection Prevention and Care Programs

This Monitoring and Evaluation series is based on the assumption that Core Module 1 (Introduction to Monitoring and Evaluation) is always the first module, that it is followed directly by Core Module 2
(Collecting, Analyzing, and Using Monitoring Data), which is followed by one or more of the optional technical area modules (Modules 4 through 10), and that in all cases the final module is Core Module 3 (Developing a Monitoring and Evaluation Plan). The specified sequence is shown below:

1. Core Module 1: Introduction to Monitoring and Evaluation
2. Core Module 2: Collecting, Analyzing, and Using Monitoring Data
3. Optional Technical Area Modules 4 through 10
4. Core Module 3: Developing a Monitoring and Evaluation Plan

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