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What does it mean ?
Full Name:HIV prevalence among women and girls aged 15-24 years
Full Unit:%
Year-range of Data:2014
Source:UNAIDS AIDSinfo Online
Link :http://www.aidsinfoonline.org/
Date Source Published:1st January 2015
Date Source Accessed:13th May 2016

The following countries had no data:
Comoros, Kenya, Libya, Morocco, Mozambique, SADR, Seychelles

Alternative Data Sources

HIV Prevalence (Females 15-24 yrs)

What does it mean ?

This indicator refers to the estimated number of girls and women aged between 15 and 24 years infected with HIV.

Why does it matter ?

HIV/AIDS is a major public health issue. Monitoring the pattern and course of infection is crucial, particularly when looking at the impact of interventions such as distribution of free condoms or provision of antiretroviral medication. This indicator is used to reflect HIV prevalence in a country and progress in reducing HIV infection.

How is it collected ?

These are modelled estimates for girls and women based on data from pregnant women aged 15-24 years visiting antenatal clinics. It is based on the percentage of pregnant women aged 15-24 years visiting antenatal clinics that tested positive for HIV among the total number of pregnant women aged 15-24 years visiting antenatal clinics and tested for HIV infection.

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Summary Definition, Methodology for Collection and Calculation

Alternative Data Sources

The data for each indicator on African Health Stats (AHS) are published by the UN agency, or UN inter-agency group, which holds responsibility for global monitoring of the indicator. This varies by indicator. Please refer to ‘Data Source’. AHS uses data from these sources because such data are internationally comparable and it is the mandate of those agencies to prepare such data and monitor progress internationally. In some cases the UN agency has made adjustments to the data in order to make national data internationally comparable, for example they may adjust national estimates to account for differences in survey design, the extent of potential underreporting, and the definition of what is being measured (eg. maternal deaths). This means that at times there may be discrepancies between national and international estimates. Individual countries may prefer to instead rely on national figures for national monitoring. For uniformity, AHS uses only international estimates of the UN agencies in data visualisations.

In 2014, the following countries communicated that they use alternative figures to monitor the indicator HIV Prevalence for all 15-24 year olds (male and female) instead of the figures that appear in AHS data visualisations. The most recent alternative figure supplied by these countries, by source are: Zimbabwe 2013 5.3 (no source).

Collection Summary

Data from pregnant women aged 15-24 years visiting antenatal clinics is used to calculate this indicator. Using these data, two pieces of information are used to calculate the indicator: 1) the number of pregnant women aged 15-24 years visiting antenatal clinics who tested positive for HIV and 2) the number of pregnant women aged 15-24 years visiting antenatal clinics and tested for HIV infection.

For further information, download the Global AIDS Response Progress Reporting 2015: http://www.unaids.org/sites/default/files/media_asset/JC2702_GARPR2015guidelines_en.pdf

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