Voluntary Confidencial Counseling and Testing (VCCT) PDF Print E-mail
  • The National HIV and AIDS control program started the provision of VCCT services in 2003. As an initial step in the establishment of VCCT sites, the services of Family Health International (FHI) was consulted to assess the existing sites and develop a national VCCT Guideline and training manual.
  • The primary objective of VCCT had been prevention, to influence behavior change and prevent transmission of HIV. Many people needed to know and understand their HIV status. However availability of the service in Sierra Leone was restricted and when it was made available initially, uptake was relatively low. Most of those seeking to know their were the clinically ill. People were reluctant to go for VCCT because the drugs and psychosocial support were not available and also, there was no community support and legal framework to address stigma and discrimination
  • The increased commitment of the government of Sierra Leone in the provision of VCCT service and the availability of free antiretroviral drugs has lead to increased uptake of VCCT services and a reduction   in the level of stigma. There are currently 386 counseling and testing sites all over the country. HIV testing is free at all the sites and the rapid HIV antibody test kits are utilized.
 

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Re-advitised TOR and request for expression of interest for viral load monitoring and EID August 2016



Request for Expression of Interest (EOI) for Technical Assistance for implementation of Viral Load Testing, Monitoring and Early Infant Diagnosis.


RE-Advertised 8th August, 2016.


The Country Coordinating Mechanism (CCM) of Sierra Leone has received a Grant from the Global Fund towards the cost of the HIV/AIDS Response Program in Sierra Leone and intends to apply part of the proceeds of this grant to payments under the contract for which this Request for Expression of Interest (EOI) is issued.

The National AIDS Secretariat (NAS), acting on behalf of the CCM of Sierra Leone is soliciting

expression of Interests (EOI) from qualified and eligible Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and Consulting Firms to provide  technical assistance assignments for the National HIV AIDS Secretariat (NAS) in  implementation of Viral Load Testing and monitoring and Early Infant Diagnostic (EID).

Introduction

The National AIDS Secretariat (NAS), acting on behalf of the CCM of Sierra Leone is soliciting expression of Interests (EOI) from qualified and eligible Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and Consulting Firms to provide the following technical assistance assignments for the National HIV AIDS Secretariat (NAS).


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