HIV/AIDS Surveillance in Developing Countries: Experiences and Issues (1999)
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) GmbH
Reference Number: Division 4300, Sector Project
This brochure will contribute to the increased understanding of the technicalities of surveillance and the need for it, both on HIV sero-status and sexual behaviours; it will inform practitioners dealing with HIV/AIDS as well as others interested in the field about interesting aspects of this complex but extremely relevant issue of past HIV/AIDS surveillance work, and also convince the reader that sentinel surveillance methods will continue to be a cornerstone of work on HIV/ AIDS in the future. Surveillance has its costs and its technical and often practical challenges. There are only a few countries which have made consistent use of the instrument of sero- and behavioural surveillance. This brochure would like to contribute to the discussion on the usefulness and approriateness of these efforts in different settings of the HIV/ AIDS pandemic.