This meeting had two key aims – to provide technical recommendations in support of the annual estimation process supported by UNAIDS and to review the ongoing longer term method development. The four key areas of method development include:
- Age-structured models
- Use of case-report and mortality data to generate estimates
- Use of programme service data to inform estimates
- Spatially-specific estimates
At this meeting, the group reviewed current issues in EPP & AIM in Spectrum in order to generate technical recommendations for the ongoing development and improvement of EPP & AIM and then reviewed the work underway as part of the four key areas of method development.