Considerations for measuring the impact of PMTCT programmes using population-based surveys in selected high HIV prevalance countries

OUTPUT TYPE: Monograph (Book)
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2012
TITLE AUTHOR(S): B.Barrere, N.Bartlett, E.Bennett, C.Hayashi, P.Idele, E.Kim, M.Mahy, Z.Moore, M.Morgan, N.Oliphant, T.Rehle, E.Stringer, N.Tarakeshwar, T.Unalan
KEYWORDS: ETHICS, HIV TESTING AND COUNSELLING (HTC), HIV/AIDS, PREVENTION OF MOTHER TO CHILD TRANSMISSION (PMTCT) PROGRAMME
DEPARTMENT: Social Aspects of Public Health (SAPH)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 7783

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Abstract

This document describes the considerations for deciding whether or not to include HIV testing of children 1-23 months in a population-based survey. These considerations include the desired precision of estimates and, thus, the required sample size, cost, issues with blood collection and HIV testing of young children, refusal rates, and ethical concerns.