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Checklist of Quality Assurance on HIV Voluntary Counseling and Testing Services in Community Settings (Updated in July 2016)

The Council of ATF decided that all ATF grant projects / programme should implement the Quality Assurance for HIV test in Community Settings.


The Quality Assurance Guidelines on HIV Voluntary Counselling and testing (VCT) Services in Community Settings (the Guideline) was developed and endorsed by the Hong Kong Advisory Council on AIDS in 2009. The Guideline served to provide basic guidance for service providers to take reference for improvement of their VCT service, with the purpose of upholding the standard of service provision as a whole.

In order to facilitate evaluation of VCT services in community settings, Community Forum on AIDS subsequently developed a checklist in June 2014 based on the Guideline. The Checklist assesses the quality of VCT service at two levels, including the organization level (Part A), and the individual level (Part B).

Organization level (part A): mainly concerns about the structures of the VCT service providing organizations and the presence of quality assurance mechanisms such as policy, organization, personnel, training and equipment.

Individual level (Part B): mainly concerns about the performance of individual workers. Organizations could use their own checklist for individual worker assessment.


In order to comply with the Guidelines, for all ATF-granted projects/programmes with VCT services provided, grantees should submit Part A of the Checklist (Organization level) together with the progress or final reports and keep good record of Part B (Individual level ). The Council reserves the right to check the Part B if necessary.

Please find the Quality Assurance Guidelines on HIV Test and Checklist for Quality Assurance on HIV test (Updated in July 2016) for reference.

Extra cost for implementation of Quality Assurance

Please contact the Secretariat of ATF, if further amendment of budget table is needed.


Please contact Dr Joyce Lee at 3143-7227 or email to for the technical aspect of the Guideline. Other general enquiries, please feel free to contact Dr Silvia Lam at 2125 2181.