Sexual and reproductive health

Second generation surveillance for HIV: the next decade

UNAIDS/WHO working group on global HIV/AIDS and STI surveillance


World Health Organization, Department of Communicable Disease Surveillance and UNAIDS

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Publication details

Number of pages: 48
Publication date: 2000
Languages: English, French, Spanich, Russian
WHO reference number: WHO/CDS/CSR/EDC/2000.5 - Web only


This document reviews the achievements of the first decade of surveillance for HIV. It describes the strengths and weaknesses of existing systems and outlines the basic principles of second generation surveillance systems. It then goes on to make recommendations for meeting the surveillance needs of countries in different epidemic states. The document is intended to guide policy on strengthened surveillance for HIV.