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Program Areas and Indicators

The HIV/AIDS Survey Indicators Database offers an internationally-accepted, consistent method for measuring factors related to HIV prevention across countries, such as prevention and treatment spending and policies, knowledge and availability of methods of prevention, and attitudes towards people with HIV.

The indicators used in this database were drawn from guides from UNAIDS, the UN General Assembly Special Session on HIV/AIDS (UNGASS), the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), and the Global Fund to Fight HIV/AIDS, Malaria and Tuberculosis.  Information on these original sources are below.

Code Indicator Label
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2 Condom Support and Sources
2.4 Adult support of education on condom use for prevention of HIV/AIDS among young people
2.5 Knowledge of a formal source of condoms among young people.
3 Stigma and discrimination
3.1 Accepting attitudes towards those living with HIV - Composite of 4 components
3.1.1 Accepting attitudes - Willing to care for family member sick with AIDS (1)
3.1.2 Accepting attitudes - Would buy fresh vegetables from a shopkeeper with AIDS (2)
3.1.3 Accepting attitudes - Female teacher who is HIV+ but not sick should be allowed to continue teaching in school (3)
3.1.4 Accepting attitudes - Not secretive about family member's HIV status (4)
4 Knowledge
4.0.1 Heard of HIV/AIDS
4.1 Knowledge of HIV prevention methods - Composite of 2 components (prompted)
4.1.2 Knowledge of HIV prevention methods - Use of condoms (prompted)
4.1.3 Knowledge of HIV prevention methods - Only one partner (prompted)
4.2 No incorrect beliefs about AIDS - Composite of 3 components
4.2.1 No incorrect beliefs about AIDS - Healthy-looking person can have the AIDS virus
4.2.2 No incorrect beliefs about AIDS - AIDS cannot be transmitted by mosquito bites
4.2.3 No incorrect beliefs about AIDS - AIDS cannot be transmitted by supernatural means
4.2.6 No incorrect beliefs about AIDS - Cannot become infected by sharing food with someone who has AIDS
4.5 Knowledge of prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV
4.5.1 Knowledge of prevention of MTCT - Can be prevented by mother taking ART during pregnancy
4.5.6 Knowledge of MTCT - Through breastfeeding
4.6 Comprehensive correct knowledge about AIDS (2 ways to prevent AIDS and reject 3 misconceptions)
4.7 Comprehensive correct knowledge about AIDS among young people age 15-24 (2 ways to prevent AIDS and reject 3 misconceptions)
5 Voluntary counseling and testing
5.1 Population requesting an HIV test, receiving a test and receiving test results
5.1.1 Population ever receiving an HIV test
5.1.2 Population receiving an HIV test and receiving test results in the last 12 months
5.6 HIV testing behaviour among young people, sexually active in the last 12 months
6 Mother to child transmission
6.1 Pregnant women counselled and tested for HIV
6.1.1 Pregnant women counselled for HIV during ANC visit
6.1.2 Pregnant women tested for HIV during ANC visit
8 Sexual behavior
8.1 Higher risk sex in the last year
8.1.2 Higher-risk Sex ( with multiple partners among all respondents)
8.2 Condom use at last higher risk sex (with a non-marital, non-cohabiting partner)
8.2.2 Condom use at last sex with anyone
8.2.3 Condom use during higher-risk sex ( with multiple partners)
8.3 Commercial sex in last year
8.4 Condom use at last commercial sex, reported by client
9 Young people's sexual behavior
9.1.1 Abstinence of never-married young men and women.
9.1.2 Sex before the age of 15
9.1.3 Sex before the age of 18.
9.2 Young people having premarital sex in last year
9.3 Young people using a condom during premarital sex
9.4 Young people having multiple partners in last year
9.7.1 Age-mixing in sexual partnerships (young women age 15-24, any partner in the last 12 months)
9.10 Sex with commercial sex workers among young people.
11 Medical Injections
11.5 Average number of medical injections per person per year
11.6 Proportion of women and men reporting that the last health care injection was given with a syringe and needle set from a new, unopened package
14 Social impact
14.1 Birth registration
14.3 Prevalence of orphanhood under 18 who are orphans-- mother, father or both dead
14.4 Prevalence of orphanhood among children under 15- mother, father or both dead
14.4.1 Prevalence of orphanhood among children under 15- mother and father both dead
14.5 Ratio of orphans to non-orphans who are in school - mother, father or both dead
14.5.6 Current school attendance rate of orphans aged 10-14
14.5.7 Current school attendance rate of children aged 10–14 both of whose parents are alive and who live with at least one parent
15 HIV prevalence
15.1 HIV prevalence among young people aged 15-24
15.2 HIV prevalence among general population

Summary List of Indicator Definitions


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