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Chiradzulu HIV Impact in Population Survey

  • 2012/11/01
  • 2013/08/31
Chef de projet
  • David Maman
  • Malawi
  • VIH

Recent findings confirm that reduction of HIV transmission is now achievable through scale-up of testing, prevention (including voluntary male circumcision) and ART treatment programs. However, essential data for evaluating programmatic outcomes and impact at the population level in sub-Saharan Africa are rare.  


Epicentre has therefore launched a series of population studies as a baseline for monitoring reduced transmission. The first study was conducted in 2012 in Ndhiwa a rural district in western Kenya. A second and third study are currently ongoing in Chiradzulu, Malawi and in Eshowe, South Africa. These studies aim to be repeated over time. 

These studies measure HIV incidence and prevalence but also key HIV  programme indicators like ART and circumcision coverage, proportion of undetectable viral load in the HIV + population and access to HIV testing. Around 7,000 participants in each site are recruited, interviewed and tested.
Beyond the research components, these studies are important to define priorities in their HIV programs.