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Authors
UNAIDS/WHO Working Group on Global HIV/AIDS and STI Surveillance
Title
The Pre-surveillance Assessment: Guidelines for Planning Serosurveillance of HIV, Prevalence of Sexually Transmitted Infections and the Behavioural Components of Second Generation Surveillance of HIV
Description of Work
NLM Classification: WC 503.41
Imprint
WHO - World Health Organization; UNAIDS - Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS; FHI - Family Health International, 2005, 51 pp
ISBN/ISSN
92 4 159374 1
Url
http://www.who.int/hiv/pub/surveillance/psaguidelines.pdf
Abstract

"This publication provides an overview of pre-surveillance assessment designed to address the questions needed to plan for surveillance while taking into account local variation and the constantly changing nature of HIV epidemics. The publication focuses on periodic HIV serosurveys, sexually transmitted infection (STI) surveys and behavioural surveys. It does not consider other elements of second generation HIV surveillance, including HIV and AIDS case reporting, routine service statistics (such as those from centres for voluntary counselling and testing and for preventing mother-to-child transmission) or mortality data. A pre-surveillance assessment is needed for initial and subsequent rounds of HIV surveillance to ensure that data needs and data gaps are identified and addressed. The purpose of the surveillance system must be clear to everyone to help ensure that its output will meet the expectations of those involved in its implementation."

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  • UNAIDS/WHO Working Group on Global HIV/AIDS and STI Surveillance, Second Generation Surveillance for HIV: The Next Decade, WHO/CDS/CSR/EDC/2000.5 UNAIDS/00.03E, WHO - World Health Organization; UNAIDS - Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, 2000, 48 pp. [ PDF File | Details... ]