Country of Operation
- Family Health International (FHI)Not-for-profit
- Rwandan Ministry of HealthGovernment
Target income level
- Bottom 20%
- Lower-middle income (20-40%)
- Middle-income (40-60%)
SummaryThe Targeted Interventions for HIV Prevention with Empirically Identified Most-at-Risk Persons and People (TIP) project aims to make voluntary HIV counseling and testing (HCT) more effective for primary prevention of the virus.
Key program components
The project shifts HCT from the general population toward persons with most-at-risk behaviors or characteristics. TRACPlus and FHI are working together to design a risk screening algorithm to introduce into counseling sessions with HCT services, whereby individuals most at risk of HIV infection are identified and provided with intensified prevention interventions using Personalized Cognitive Counseling (PCC) that help them devise strategies to reduce their risk and to practice safer sex. Outreach messages to reach the most at risk groups are organized to increase the number of persons seeking HCT. Through improved HCT services, demand creation and educational outreach activities, and intensified prevention interventions, FHI/TIP aims to reduce high-risk sexual encounters among most-at-risk individuals.