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Awareness of Facilities with HIV Testing

Indicator Phrasing

% of women aged 15 – 49 years aware of a place where they can get an HIV test
See indicator in other languages

Indicator Phrasing

English: % of women aged 15 – 49 years aware of a place where they can get an HIV test

French: % de femmes âgées de 15 à 49 ans qui connaissent un endroit où elles peuvent effectuer un test VIH

Portuguese: % de mulheres com idades entre os 15 e os 49 anos que têm conhecimento de um local onde podem fazer o teste do VIH

Czech: % žen ve věku 15 – 49 let se znalostí místa kde mohou absolvovat HIV test

What is its purpose?

The indicator measures the proportion of women aware of where they can get an HIV test – an essential pre-condition for receiving effective treatment (if required) and preventing mother-to-child HIV transmission.

How to Collect and Analyse the Required Data

Collect the following data by conducting individual interviews with a representative sample of women aged 15 – 49 years:

 

RECOMMENDED SURVEY QUESTIONS (Q) AND POSSIBLE ANSWERS (A)

Q1: Do you know of any place where you can get an HIV test?

A1: yes / no

 

(ask only if the previous answer is YES)

 

Q2: Where exactly is that place?

A2: the respondent knows a specific place / the respondent does NOT know a specific place

 

 

To calculate the indicator’s value, divide the number of respondents who know a specific place by the total number of interviewed respondents. Multiply the result by 100 to convert it to a percentage.

Disaggregate by

Disaggregate the data by the respondent’s location and age.

Important Comments

1) Always verify whether the respondent really knows a specific place and does not just say, for example, (somewhere) “in a district town” or (somewhere) “in a hospital”, without knowing a concrete place.

This guidance was prepared by People in Need ©

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