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HIV population-based surveys measure reach and impact of HIV programs in countries most affected by the HIV epidemic. These surveys offer household-based HIV counseling and testing, with immediate return of results. Survey staff ask questions about access to prevention, care and treatment services for adults and children. Results measure progress toward UNAIDS 90-90-90 goals and guide policy and funding priorities. This session focuses on preliminary results from PEPFAR-funded Population-based HIV Impact Assessments (PHIA), implemented by ICAP in partnership with US CDC, and Ministries of Health in Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire and Namibia, and from the South African National HIV Prevalence, Incidence and Behaviour Survey (SABSSM V), conducted by a research consortium led by the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC). These recent survey data provide new insights into the West and Central African HIV epidemics, and allow a comparison with data from South Africa and other high prevalence settings.

15:30
Registration
16:00
Welcome Remarks and Meeting Objectives
Wafaa El-Sadr, ICAP at Columbia University, United States
16:05
Results from Population-based surveys - Moderators: Jessica Justman, ICAP and Laura Porter, CDC
Leickness Simbayi, Human Sciences Research Council, South Africa
Anne Bissek, Ministry of Health, Cameroon, Cameroon
Samuel Ohouo, Ministry of Health, Cote d'Ivoire, Cote D'Ivoire
16:55
Innovations and Insights in HIV Population Surveys - Introductions: Jessica Justman, ICAP
Bharat Parekh, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, United States
Elizabeth Radin, ICAP at Columbia University, United States
17:15
Panel discussion and Q&A - Moderator: Ambassador Deborah Birx
Quarraisha Abdool Karim, Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa, South Africa
Bernard Haufiku, Ministry of Health, Namibia, Namibia
Alain Manouan, International Treatment Preparedness Coalition, Cote D'Ivoire
Mary Mahy, UNAIDS, Switzerland
17:55
Concluding Remarks
David Hoos, ICAP at Columbia University, United States