HIV Testing

ACTS (Advise, Consent, Test, Support) HIV Rapid System for Counseling and Testing Pocket Card

ACTS provides a simplified system for HIV counseling and testing that works when conducting HIV testing. The pocket guide highlights key information for easy reference and is the centerpiece of the ACTS system.

The ACTS approach includes two components: 

  1. A streamlined HIV counseling approach that can be delivered in as few as two minutes, so that providers can feasibly integrate HIV testing into routinely delivered care.

  2. A field-tested implementation process to facilitate routine HIV testing, including detailed instruction for buy-in, implementation planning, training and mentoring, and monitoring and evaluation.


For more information, visit the Adolescent AIDS Program at Montefiore webpage.

Last Updated: 2017

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U1OHA29291, AIDS Education and Training Centers Program. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

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