Strengthening HIV Estimates: EPP/Spectrum 2015

27 October 2014 to 29 October 2014

Geneva, Switzerland

The main focus of this meeting was to provide technical guidance to inform updates in EPP and Spectrum, the core tools supported by UNAIDS and used by countries to generate national HIV estimates and related indicators. The recommendations generated at this meeting aim to inform the final set of tools used by countries at the UNAIDS estimation workshops in early 2015Key topics considered at this meeting included the representativeness of ANC trends over time incorparating the population-level effect of ART (including ART coverage at the population level and ART coverage in ANC) and new methods to address these issues. Methods for generating sub-national estimates were reviewed including those already available within Spectrum and novel methods which include hierarchical and geostatistical approaches.

Day 1
Monday 27 October 2014
Day 2
Tuesday 28 October 2014
Day 3
Wednesday 29 October 2014
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