As part of the Advancing Integrated HIV/Family Planning Counseling with Evidence (ADVICE) project supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Population Council developed a web-based digital chatbot designed to engage FP clients to self-assess HIV vulnerability as it relates to contraceptive choices, while in facility “waiting areas” prior to their provider consultations. ADVICE tested the chatbot in health facilities in Lusaka, Zambia, to achieve proof of concept for its use to “prime” clients to contemplate HIV during their pre-consultation time in FP services and this brief summarizes those findings.
Population Council. 2021. "Helping family planning clients self-assess HIV vulnerability: User testing a waiting area chatbot in Zambia," ADVICE Results Brief. Washington, DC: Population Council.
Advancing Integrated Family Planning (FP)/HIV Counseling with Evidence (ADVICE) Project