Strengthening Linkages between Family Planning & HIV Services

Program managers can take many actions to strengthen the linkages between FP and HIV services. These include generating demand for integrated services, screening clients for unmet need for contraception, promoting dual protection, strengthening the skills of providers and supervisors, and establishing strong referral systems if FP or HIV services are not available on site. There are several tools to help program managers identify facilities or programs offering high-quality services, establish collaborative relationships with them, establish systems for appropriate referrals, and evaluate the accessibility of the facilities or programs by clients who receive referrals to them. Additional resources in this section can help program planners assess needs, establish strategies, and take actions to strengthen FP/HIV linkages.