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A strategic approach to increase HIV testing in Nova Scotia

Author: Pyra Management Consulting Services.; Nova Scotia Advisory Commission on AIDS.
Publisher: [Halifax, N.S.] : [Nova Scotia Advisory Commission on AIDS], 2008.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"As part of its ongoing work to support implementation of Nova Scotia's Strategy on HIV/AIDS, the Nova Scotia Advisory Commission on AIDS contracted Pyra Management Consulting Services Inc. to complete this report on the future of HIV testing in Nova Scotia. The report presents findings of a literature review and key stakeholder interviews, including an outline of alternatives and recommendations for increasing HIV  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Pyra Management Consulting Services.; Nova Scotia Advisory Commission on AIDS.
OCLC Number: 780140260
Notes: "October 2008."
Description: 1 online resource (vi, 93 pages)
Contents: 1.0 Introduction and Background --
2.0 Methodology: 2.1 Literature Review; 2.2 Key Informants; 2.3 Data Analysis and Storage; 2.4 Scope and Limitations --
3.0 Definitions --
4.0 Issues in HIV Testing: 4.1 Consent; 4.2 Counseling; 4.3 Confidentiality; 4.4 Stigma; 4.5 Mandatory Testing; 4.6 Routine Testing; 5.1 Approaches to HIV Testing; 5.2 Distribution of HIV Testing Services in Nova Scotia; 5.3 Stakeholder Perceptions --
6.0 Barriers to HIV Testing: 6.1 Populations Not Being Tested in Nova Scotia as Identified by Interviewees; 6.2 Barriers to Testing Identified in the Literature; 6.3 Barriers to Testing Identified By Interviewees; 6.4 Low Profile of HIV Issues is a Significant Barrier to Testing --
7.0 Potential Opportunities for Increasing HIV Testing: 7.1 Increase the Profile of HIV Issues in Nova Scotia Among Public Health Decision Makers; 7.2 Social Marketing to Promote HIV Testing; 7.3 Expand Anonymous Testing; 7.4 Point of Care Rapid Testing; 7.5 Routine Testing; 7.6 Strengthening Health Providers' Capacity; 7.7 Improving Uptake of the Standards for Blood Borne Pathogens; 7.8 Other Potential Opportunities to Increase Testing --
8.0 Summary of the Findings --
9.0 Action Steps To Increasing HIV Testing in Nova Scotia --
10.0 Conclusion --
References --
Appendices: 1 Cost Estimates; 2 List of Key Informants; 3 Interview Guides; 4 Background Documents; 5 Guidelines for Pre and Post Test Counseling.
Responsibility: prepared by Pyra Management Consulting Services Inc.

Abstract:

"As part of its ongoing work to support implementation of Nova Scotia's Strategy on HIV/AIDS, the Nova Scotia Advisory Commission on AIDS contracted Pyra Management Consulting Services Inc. to complete this report on the future of HIV testing in Nova Scotia. The report presents findings of a literature review and key stakeholder interviews, including an outline of alternatives and recommendations for increasing HIV testing in Nova Scotia"--Page i

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