Hiv Prevalence--Ghana

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NATIONAL HIV PREVALENCE

& AIDS ESTIMATES REPORT

2011-2015

National AIDS/STI Control Programme Ghana Health Service, Ministry of Health. Accra, Ghana.

National HIV Prevalence & AIDS Estimates Report

National HIV Prevalence & AIDS Estimates Report 2011-2015

March 2012
National AIDS/STI Control Programme Ghana Health Service, Ministry of Health Accra, Ghana National HIV Prevalence & AIDS Estimates Report

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EPP Curve Fitting Parameters used for the 2011- 2015 curve fitting Table 2. Population and Demographic parameters used for projection Table 3. Programme Indicators Table 4. Infant feeding data Table 5. National HIV Prevalence Estimates, 2011 Table 6. National HIV Prevalence Estimates, 2012 Table 7. HIV Population Table 8. Trends in Projected HIV Incidence, AIDS Mortality and ART Needs

National HIV Prevalence & AIDS Estimates Report

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Introduction

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IV prevalence data is critical for planning and implementation of programmes within the National Response. The data is useful for understanding the magnitude of the HIV/ AIDS problem and for monitoring the impact of interventions. Generation of HIV prevalence data is done using UNAIDS/WHO recommended methods. As in other countries with generalized HIV epidemics, the estimates of HIV prevalence in Ghana is primarily based on sentinel surveillance among pregnant women attending Antenatal Care (ANC) clinics and a national population based survey that includes HIV testing. It is recognized that both sentinel surveillance and population-based surveys each have strengths and weaknesses but together provide complementary information. Sentinel surveillance provides samples that are consistent over time so that good estimates of HIV trends can be obtained. Population-based surveys, on the other hand, provide much better geographic coverage of the…

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