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4.1.2 Knowledge of HIV prevention methods - Use of condoms (prompted)
Program Area: Knowledge 
Definition: The percent of respondents who, in response to a prompted question, say that people can protect themselves from contracting HIV by using condoms. 
Numerator: The number of respondents who, in response to prompting, correctly identify using condoms as means of protection against HIV infection. 
Denominator: Total number of respondents. 
Measurement Tools: UNAIDS general population survey; DHS AIDS module; FHI BSS (adult); FHI BSS; (MICS (UNICEF). 
What It Measures: Most AIDS programmes targeting the general population promote mutual monogamy and condom use as the primary ways of avoiding HIV infection among the sexually active men and women who make up the majority of all adults in virtually every population. This indicator measures the extent to which those messages have reached the general population or the specific sub-population surveyed. 
How to Measure It: The indicator is derived from correct answers given for condom usage as a primary sexual prevention method for sexually active adults, following a prompted question in a survey. All respondents surveyed are included in the denominator, regardless of whether they have ever heard of AIDS or not. 
Strengths and Limitations: Data for this indicator are easy to collect in a population survey. In most countries the score on this indicator will be high. 
Use of Indicator:  
Tools: Surveys (UNAIDS, DHS, FHI, UNICEF) 
SSO Code:  
UNGASS: No 
The President's
Emergency Plan:
No 
OVC: No 
MDG: No 

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