Family Planning and HIV Services Integration Toolkit
Welcome to the Family Planning and HIV Services Integration Toolkit
Integration of family planning and HIV services offers opportunities to reach more women and couples with life-saving services such as contraception and HIV prevention, testing, counseling, and treatment. The integration of these services improves sexual and reproductive health outcomes by providing both services under one programmatic umbrella. It also enables providers to efficiently and comprehensively address an individual’s sexual and reproductive health needs. By contrast, delivering these services in parallel represents a missed opportunity that may weaken the effectiveness or quality of programs and stall progress toward achieving key health outcomes. These linkages are essential to meet the needs of women and their families and to achieve international development goals, such as an AIDS-free generation and greater access to reproductive health services.
Program planners considering integration must weigh a number of factors to determine whether and how to link family planning and HIV services in a given setting. These include:
- the extent of the HIV epidemic
- contraceptive prevalence
- unmet need for family planning
- the capacity of providers
- the facilities available
- the human and financial resources required
This Toolkit for policy makers, program managers, service providers, advocates, and others provides information on the rationale for integration and resources for research, policy, training, service delivery, program management, communication & advocacy, and country experiences.
To contribute additional information, suggest new resources, or connect with colleagues around the world, please make use of the feedback form. To find a particular publication, please use the site map or type the title in the search box on the right side of the page. For more details about this Toolkit and other K4Health Toolkits, please visit the About link.