SOPs and Job Aids

The generic standard operating procedures (SOPs) and job aids below have been developed by the TRACE Initiative team to support the roll-out of recent HIV infection testing. They are intended to be downloaded, adapted, and utilized by stakeholders in various countries. For technical assistance in adapting the materials to suit specific context and needs, please visit Contact Us.

1. Eligibility and Consent

SOPs


Eligibility and Consent



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Eligibility



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Consent



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2. Risk Factor Questionnaire

SOPs


Risk Factor Questionnaire



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Job Aids


Risk Factor Questionnaire



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3. Collection of Blood Specimens and Conducting an RTRI

SOPs


Asante Rapid HIV-1 Recency Assay



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Maxim Swift HIV Recent Infection Assay



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Collection of DBS and Venous Blood Specimens



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Job Aids


RTRI Asante



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RTRI Maxim



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DBS Specimen Collection



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Supply Checklist DBS



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Venous Specimen Collection



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Supply Checklist Venipuncture



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4. Specimen Handling Before Transport

SOPs


Specimen Handling Before Transport



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Job Aids


Specimen Handling DBS



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Specimen Handling Venous



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5. Sending Specimens to the Lab

SOPs


Sending Specimens to the Lab



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Job Aids


Sending Specimens to the Lab



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6. Specimen Processing at the Laboratory

SOPs


Specimen Processing & VL Testing



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Job Aids


Specimen Processing & VL Testing



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7. Data Collection

SOPs


Data Collections Tools



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Data Capture for Known Positive Retest



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Job Aids


Informed Consent Form



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Recent HIV Infection Surveillance Register



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Recent Infection Results Documentation Form



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Laboratory Requisition Form



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Specimen Tracking Log – Health Facility



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Specimen Tracking Log – Laboratory



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Participation Tally Sheet



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Return of Results Log



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Resolving Data Capture



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8. Return of Results

SOPs


No Return of Results



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Community Level Results



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Individual Results Returned



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Job Aids


No Return of Results



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Community Level Results



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Individual Results Returned



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9. Adverse Events

SOPs


Reporting Adverse Events



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10. Panel Preparation

SOPs


Panel Preparation and Characterization



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11. Quality Control Testing for RTRI

SOPs


FAQ and Recommendation for RTRI QC Testing



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