Family Planning and HIV Services Integration Toolkit
Welcome to the Family Planning and HIV Services Integration Toolkit
The integration of family planning (FP) and HIV services is an approach in which both services are provided together to deliver more comprehensive care to clients and improve sexual and reproductive health outcomes. By utilizing multiple entry points, effective and efficient integration reduces the delivery of siloed services and allows clients of HIV services to more easily access FP and safe pregnancy services and achieve their fertility intentions. It includes the delivery of both services at the same time and location as well as referrals from one service to the other. Integration refers to the delivery of health services, and is therefore one part of a broader set of linkages between FP and HIV policies, programs, funding, and advocacy. 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 FP and HIV services in a given setting. These include:
- the extent of the HIV epidemic
- contraceptive prevalence
- unmet need for FP
- 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, rationale, service delivery, program management, communication & advocacy, and country experiences.