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Table 1 Content of couple-oriented post-test HIV counseling, as pilot-tested in the four study sites (2007-2008).

From: Couple-oriented prenatal HIV counseling for HIV primary prevention: an acceptability study

- Reminder of pre-test counseling messages Standard post-test counseling components
- Announcement of HIV status  
- Standard counseling according to HIV status  
- Identification of the partner and discussion about the type of relationship Couple-oriented counseling components
- Assessment of the level of couple communication regarding reproductive and HIV issues  
- Discussion about HIV status disclosure of HIV, partner HIV counseling and testing, couple HIV counseling  
- Provision of tools and strategies for the woman to address these issues with her partner  
- Anticipation of partners' possible negative reactions and strategies to overcome them  
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