The Targeted Interventions for HIV Prevention with Empirically Identified Most-at-Risk Persons and People (TIP) project aims to strengthen the effectiveness of voluntary counseling and testing (VCT) for the primary prevention of HIV. To achieve this objective, FHI 360 is partnering with the Ministry of Health to design and introduce a screening algorithm in each VCT session that identifies individuals who are most at-risk of HIV infection. These individuals are provided with intensive, personalized cognitive counseling — tailored to each client based on their behavioral and social context — to help them develop strategies to reduce their risk of contracting HIV.
Evidence gathered on the effectiveness of the personalized cognitive counseling model will be shared with the Government of Rwanda and inform national policy and programming for HIV prevention, particularly among most-at-risk populations.
The TIP project is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).