3 November 2017 - On October 17 the USAID SHIFT project hosted an experience sharing session on its HIV testing and counseling (HTC) eLog tool. The project developed and deployed HTC eLog to USAID SHIFT-supported sites to standardize, expedite, and improve the quality of data collection and reporting for HIV testing services. The tool also enables sites to fulfill national HIV case reporting requirements (Circular 09), and accurately report on use of new testing modalities such as lay and index testing. Furthermore, it enables Provincial AIDS Centers (PACs) to collate and analyze HTC progress across sites, to monitor and rapidly address any site performance issues while driving towards epidemic control. To support its use, USAID SHIFT produced a series of quick, easy-to-understand YouTube videos. This simple tool and training method align well with Vietnam’s current priorities to transition an efficient and sustainable HIV response. National HIV stakeholders in Vietnam have taken note of the project’s innovative monitoring and evaluation practices and tools, their relevance for HIV service transition and sustainability, and their ability to enable local data use for decision making. After the session, VAAC expressed interest in replicating and scaling-up HTC eLog nationally, for which USAID SHIFT will offer support in assigned areas.