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PLACE: Priorities for Local AIDS Control Efforts


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The Priorities for Local AIDS Control Efforts (PLACE) method is a rapid assessment tool to monitor and improve AIDS prevention program coverage in areas where HIV transmission is most likely to occur.

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PLACE is designed for local program managers who want to know where to target resources to prevent new infections. PLACE systematically identifies gaps in current prevention programs, enhances the local use of the finding to improve program delivery, and monitors program coverage over time using easy-to-understand indicators and coverage maps. 

The PLACE manual's files are available as free downloads. These files provide the entire manual in one Portable Document Format (PDF) file, as well as individual chapters of the instructional portions as individual files. Within each step, you will find references to the additional resources listed under other headings below.

Entire manual with all forms

To view the manual’s individual steps, select from below:

Microsoft Word Documents

These documents can be copied and modified for local study needs, using Microsoft Word software.

Interviewer Guide

Questionnaires (Forms A through D)

Certificates

Fieldwork Forms

Report Template

PowerPoint Presentations

These presentations can be copied and modified for local study needs, using Microsoft PowerPoint software.

Epi Info Guide and Epi Info Software Files

The software files (displayed in the matrix below) are available as Epi Info Version 6 files designed to help manage and analyze data from three of the PLACE method forms and to enter data into the PLACE report template.

The matrix describes each file’s use, organized by the relevant PLACE form involved.

Epi files

Epi Info software is available free of charge from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. System requirements for the software are described in the introduction to Epi Info Guide. The Epi Info Guide provides instructions for how to use the files.

 

Questionnaire Data Entry Files

Data Entry Record Files

Data Entry Check Files

Cleaning Programs

PLACE Report Analysis Programs

Community Informant Questionnaire (Form A)

CI.QES

CI.REC

CI.CHK

CI_C.PRG

CI.PRG

Venue Verification Form (Form C)

VENU.QES

VENU.REC

VENU.CHK

VENU_C.PRG

VENU.PRG

Questionnaire For Individuals Socializing
at Venues (Form D)

SOCIAL.QES

SOCIAL.REC

SOCIAL.CHK

SOCIAL_C.PRG

SOCIAL.PRG

 

PLACE Reports

The following reports are the results of using the PLACE method in various countries since 2001.

Burkina Faso

Burundi

Jamaica

Kazakhstan

Kyrgyzstan

Mexico

Russia

South Africa

Uganda

Uzbekistan

Zambia

Zimbabwe

Scientific Journal Articles