Indicator 4.1.3: "Knowledge of HIV prevention methods - Only one partner (prompted)"

Definition

The percent of respondents who, in response to a prompted question, say that people can protect themselves from contracting HIV by having sex only with one faithful, uninfected partner.

Measurement Tools

UNAIDS general population survey; DHS AIDS module; FHI BSS; MICS (UNICEF).

What It Measures

Most AIDS programmes targeting the general population promote mutual monogamy a primary means 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 to 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.