Iterative evaluation in a mobile counseling and testing program to reach people of color at risk for HIV-new strategies improve program acceptability, effectiveness, and evaluation capabilities

Freya Spielberg, Ann Kurth, William Reidy, Teka McKnight, Wame Dikobe, Charles Wilson

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Abstract

This article highlights findings from an evaluation that explored the impact of mobile versus clinic-based testing, rapid versus central-lab based testing, incentives for testing, and the use of a computer counseling program to guide counseling and automate evaluation in a mobile program reaching people of color at risk for HIV. The program's results show that an increased focus on mobile outreach using rapid testing, incentives and health information technology tools may improve program acceptability, quality, productivity and timeliness of reports. This article describes program design decisions based on continuous quality assessment efforts. It also examines the impact of the Computer Assessment and Risk Reduction Education computer tool on HIV testing rates, staff perception of counseling quality, program productivity, and on the timeliness of evaluation reports. The article concludes with a discussion of implications for programmatic responses to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's HIV testing recommendations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)110-116
Number of pages7
JournalAIDS Education and Prevention
Volume23
Issue number3 SUPPL.
DOIs
StatePublished - 2011

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Iterative evaluation in a mobile counseling and testing program to reach people of color at risk for HIV-new strategies improve program acceptability, effectiveness, and evaluation capabilities. / Spielberg, Freya; Kurth, Ann; Reidy, William; McKnight, Teka; Dikobe, Wame; Wilson, Charles.

In: AIDS Education and Prevention, Vol. 23, No. 3 SUPPL., 2011, p. 110-116.

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Spielberg, Freya ; Kurth, Ann ; Reidy, William ; McKnight, Teka ; Dikobe, Wame ; Wilson, Charles. / Iterative evaluation in a mobile counseling and testing program to reach people of color at risk for HIV-new strategies improve program acceptability, effectiveness, and evaluation capabilities. In: AIDS Education and Prevention. 2011 ; Vol. 23, No. 3 SUPPL. pp. 110-116.
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