Monitoring HIV Impact Using Population-Based Surveys

This publication is an update of the 2005 guidelines for measuring national HIV prevalence in population-based surveys of the UNAIDS/WHO Working Group on Global HIV/AIDS and STI Surveillance.

The purpose of the revised guidelines is to assist programme officers in monitoring the HIV epidemic and the impact of the country’s AIDS response by designing and implementing population-based surveys that include HIV infection, sexually transmitted infections, and other bloodborne biomarkers.