Data use

Resource
November 28, 2019
The World Health Organization recommends "same-day" initiation of antiretroviral therapy (ART) for HIV patients who are eligible and ready. Identifying efficient, safe, and feasible procedures for determining same-day eligibility and readiness is now a priority. The Simplified Algorithm for Treatment Eligibility (SLATE) study evaluated a clinical algorithm that allows healthcare workers to determine eligibility for same-day treatment and to initiate ART at the patient’s first clinic visit.
News
November 28, 2019

Half of those attending HIV clinics in South Africa and Kenya were eligible to start HIV treatment after simple checks that could be performed by any healthcare worker, and same-day treatment initiation modestly improved the uptake of antiretroviral therapy (ART), results of a randomised trial pu

eLearning course
November 20, 2019

This course, Population Analysis for Planners, focuses on using population information and analysis to develop, evaluate, and revise regional, district, and local developme

Resource
October 18, 2019

BACKGROUND: Gauteng Province has the second lowest tuberculosis (TB) incidence rate in South Africa but the greatest proportion of TB/HIV co-infectio

eToolkit
October 10, 2019

The Priorities for Local AIDS Control Efforts (PLACE) method aims to improve our understanding of the drivers of local HIV epidemics, identify gaps in services available to those most likely to acquire and transmit HIV, and provide evidence to support tailored interventions to reduce transmission

Resource
October 7, 2019

Early infant diagnosis (EID) of HIV provides an opportunity for early HIV detection and access to appropriate antiretroviral treatment (ART). Dried Blood Spot (DBS) samples are used for EID of exposed infants, born to HIV-positive mothers.

Resource
October 2, 2019

Getting good information about how many people are in treatment for HIV/AIDS is important for any country. In Burundi, a recent study assessed available client data at a sample of facilities providing antiretroviral therapy.

Resource
October 2, 2019
This guide was developed to describe how to sample HIV/AIDS client or beneficiary records and classify them according to quality, with a quantifiable level of confidence, using the using lot quality assurance sampling (LQAS) method. When used as part of a routine system of data quality assurance, LQAS will improve HIV/AIDS data in source documents, allowing for improved client and beneficiary management. Since data quality issues will be identified and resolved at the source, aggregate data that are reported to national programs will be more accurate.
eToolkit
October 2, 2019

The Lot Quality Assurance Sampling (LQAS) Triage System is a method for assessing the completeness of data elements in source documents using a sample of client records.

Resource
August 26, 2019

On August 14 MEASURE Evaluation hosted a webinar focused on strategic information and HIV/AIDS and strengthening health information systems contributes to epidemic control.