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Table 3 Use of nationally-designed forms for recording HIV prevention data

From: Aligning vertical interventions to health systems: a case study of the HIV monitoring and evaluation system in South Africa

Type of form Description of form Use of form at primary care clinics (n = 7) Use of form at DR sites (n = 2)
  All forms were tick registers No. of clinics using form Health worker completing the form# No. of DR sites using form Health worker completing the form#
PHC (HIV) register* Records data on VCT, PMTCT, CD4 test before ART, management of TB/HIV co-infected patients, referrals to ART service. 6 Lay counsellor 2 HIV nurse
VCT register** Records data on HIV counselling, HIV testing, and HIV result for different client types (pregnant women, TB patients, others). 7 Lay counsellor 2 Lay counsellor
Antenatal NVP register Records data on Nevirapine (NVP) dispensed to HIV positive pregnant women for PMTCT. 6 PHC nurse 2 Maternity nurse
Antenatal PMTCT register*** Records data on Zidovudine (AZT) dispensed to HIV positive pregnant women for PMTCT. 5 PHC nurse 2 PHC nurse
  1. #In both clinics and DR sites, PHC nurses (provide general care) also complete the DHIS register. 'HIV nurses' did not use the DHIS form.
  2. *The PHC (HIV) register was introduced in early 2009, and a revised version was introduced in June 2009.
  3. ** The VCT data that this form collects are also recorded on the PHC (HIV) register.
  4. *** This form was introduced in May 2009 (2 months before data collection) after inception of dual therapy for PMTCT.