Awareness of Facilities with HIV Testing
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 the data by the respondent’s location and age.
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.