Table 1

Content of couple-oriented post-test HIV counseling, as pilot-tested in the four study sites (2007-2008).

- Reminder of pre-test counseling messages

Standard post-test counseling components

- Announcement of HIV status

- Standard counseling according to HIV status

- Identification of the partner and discussion about the type of relationship

Couple-oriented counseling components

- Assessment of the level of couple communication regarding reproductive and HIV issues

- Discussion about HIV status disclosure of HIV, partner HIV counseling and testing, couple HIV counseling

- Provision of tools and strategies for the woman to address these issues with her partner

- Anticipation of partners' possible negative reactions and strategies to overcome them

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