The Status and Trends of the HIV/AIDS Epidemics in Sub-Saharan Africa (1997)

Monitoring the AIDS Epidemic (MAP), Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, 3-4 December 1997

The MAP symposium in Abidjan brought together some 25 global and regional experts, including MAP members and some specially invited participants, to achieve the following objectives:

  • To present and share information on the status and trends of HIV / AIDS epidemics in sub-Saharan Africa and analyze this information in a global context;
  • To review the epidemiological and behavioral patterns among HIV / AIDS epidemics affecting the different populations in the region;
  • To identify specific data needs for monitoring and forecasting HIV /AIDS epidemics in the region; and
  • To produce and disseminate a consensus report on the current status of HIV / AIDS epidemics in sub- Saharan Africa and on their current and projected trends.