- UNAIDS Report on the global AIDS epidemic 2012 (November 2012)
The 2012 report on the global AIDS epidemic contains the latest data on numbers of new HIV infections, numbers of people receiving antiretroviral treatment, AIDS-related deaths and HIV among children.
- UNAIDS Report on the global AIDS epidemic 2010 (November 2010)
Based on the latest data from 182 countries, this global reference book provides comprehensive analysis on the AIDS epidemic and response.
- AIDS Epidemic Update 2009 (November 2009)
According to new data in the 2009 AIDS epidemic update, new HIV infections have been reduced by 17% over the past eight years.
- 2008 report on the global AIDS epidemic (July 2008)
This report includes country, regional and global estimates for the HIV and AIDS epidemic at the end of 2007. It also describes the evidence, the success stories and the challenges that confront countries and the international community in responding to the epidemic.
- Coverage of selected services for HIV/AIDS prevention, care and support in low and middle income countries in 2003 (2004)
USAIDS, UNAIDS, WHO, UNICEF and the Policy Project publication
This report presents the results of an assessment of the coverage of several key health services in 2003. It updates and adds information to a similar report on coverage in 2001. This report includes results from 73 countries, including most low- and middle-income countries with more than 10,000 people living with HIV/AIDS in 2003.
- Case Study on estimating HIV infection in a concentrated epidemic: Lessons from Indonesia (March 2004)
This document focuses on the process that Indonesia undertook in developing its estimates, discussing some of the challenges faced, the decisions made and the lessons learned.
- HIV/AIDS epidemiological surveillance update for the WHO African region 2002 / Country Profiles (September 2003)
The focus of the report is on the assessment of trends in HIV prevalence within countries and sub-regions.
- Estimating the size of most at risk populations (2011)
This document updates the 2003 publication “Estimating the Size of Populations at Risk to HIV: Issues and Methods” with recently developed methods and techniques, including how to develop national estimates from local estimates. Country experience in using the methods is presented.
- Surveillance among most at risk populations (2011)
The overall goal of this document is to provide guidance on how to develop and maintain HIV surveillance among populations most at risk for HIV. Ultimately, these surveillance activities should improve the overall understanding of HIV in countries and improve the response to HIV.
- Guidelines for measuring national HIV prevalence in population-based surveys (2005)
This publication provides guidelines for countries planning to measure the national prevalence of HIV infection through population-based surveys.
- 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 (2005)
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.
- Guidelines for HIV surveillance among tuberculosis patients, second edition (2004)
These guidelines are addressed to managers of National Tuberculosis Programmes (NTP) and National AIDS Programmes (NAP), those people responsible for HIV surveillance, and public health decision-makers at national and sub-national level. They form part of the TB/HIV series of documents produced by the World Health Organization's Stop TB Partnership and also of the "Second Generation Surveillance" (SGS) series.
- Guidelines for effective use of data from HIV surveillance systems (March 2004)
This publication provides guidance on how HIV surveillance data can be used to improve programming, measure the success of prevention, lobby for policy change and engage affected communities in the response.
- New strategies for HIV/AIDS surveillance in resource-constrained countries (January 2004)
In light of new advances in HIV surveillance, monitoring, prevention and treatment, a conference to update public health HIV/AIDS surveillance workers on the newest strategies for surveillance, develop a consensus on the best new methods and determine what further research is needed was held at the United Nations Conference Center in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on 26-29 January 2004.
- Guidelines for conducting HIV sentinel serosurveys among pregnant women and other groups (January 2004)
These guidelines provide technical guidance on conducting HIV serosurveys among pregnant women attending ANCs.
- Reconciling antenatal clinic-based surveillance and population-based survey estimates of HIV prevalence in sub-Saharan Africa (August 2003)
Practical issues and results from population-based surveys and estimates of adult HIV prevalence from recent national surveys in Mali, Zambia, Zimbabwe, and South Africa and a sub-national survey in Zanzibar were reviewed and compared to the results generated by antenatal clinic-based sentinel surveillance systems.
- Initiating second generation HIV surveillance systems: practical guidelines (2002)
The purpose of the guidelines is to assist National AIDS Programmes (NAPs) and Ministries of Health in implementing second generation HIV surveillance systems through a logical and standardized process.
- Guidelines for using HIV testing technologies in surveillance: selection, evaluation, and implementation (2001)
In the context of second-generation HIV surveillance, these laboratory guidelines suggest methods for selecting, evaluating and implementing HIV-testing technologies and strategies based on a country's laboratory infrastructure and surveillance needs.
- Guidelines for second generation HIV surveillance (2000)
This document reviews the achievements of the first decade of HIV surveillance. It outlines the basic principles of second-generation surveillance systems—a better understanding of trends over time and of the behaviours driving a country's epidemic; a system more focused on sub-populations at the highest risk of infection, but still flexible enough to move with the needs and state of the epidemic; a better use of surveillance data to increase understanding and to plan prevention and care.
- Guidelines for sexually transmitted infections surveillance (1999)
Guidelines for improving surveillance of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are intended to assist in the world-wide effort to prevent them. STI surveillance data should actively be used to improve the quality and effectiveness of STI and HIV prevention programmes and programmes of sexual and reproductive health. STI surveillance is considered by WHO/UNAIDS to be a key component of second-generation HIV/AIDS surveillance systems.
- Sexually Transmitted Infections, “The 2009 HIV and AIDS estimates and projections: methods, tools and analyses” 2010, 86 (Suppl II)
- Sexually Transmitted Infections, “Improved methods and tools for HIV/AIDS estimates and projections” 2008, 84 (Suppl I) | 2006, 82 (Suppl III) | 2004, 80 (Suppl I)
- UNAIDS backgrounder on methodology: Understanding the latest estimates of the global AIDS epidemic (2010)
- Estimating the size of populations at risk for HIV. Issues and methods (updated July 2003)
This document covers the major methods available for population size estimation, with their strengths and weaknesses, and gives examples.