An operations research intervention by the Population Council in Kenya aimed to design a referral framework for linking HIV‐positive family planning (FP) clients to treatment and care in selected health facilities. The project also assessed the acceptability and effectiveness in increasing the number of eligible HIV‐positive FP clients receiving HIV care and treatment services. This summary details the effort to improve the linkage between FP services and comprehensive care centers that led to a dramatic increase in the proportions of HIV-positive clients in FP clinics who go on to receive HIV/AIDS treatment and care services at the same facility. Recommendations include strengthening the supply of tools and commodities to support the referrals of HIV-positive FP clients to care and treatment services, updated provider training, and improved recordkeeping.
"Referral mechanism improves uptake of ART services for HIV+ FP clients," APHIA II Operations Research Project in Kenya OR Summary. Nairobi: Population Council, 2010.
AIDS, Population, and Health Integrated Assistance (APHIA II) Operations Research Project