Guyana
Population (World Bank, 2016)
773,303
HIV Prevalence (UNAIDS, 2015)
1.5%

NASTAD Global is working with the Ministry of Health (MoPH) in Guyana to reinforce and expand the country’s case-based HIV surveillance system. The case-based surveillance system captures incident HIV diagnoses, as well as prevalent cases and disease progression. Volunteer counseling and testing (VCT) sites, prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) sites, and care and treatment (C&T) sites report on sentinel disease events, such as initiation of anti-retroviral therapy. NASTAD Global is supporting activities to reinforce the quality of the data generated by this HIV surveillance system, and facilitate the triangulation and use of the data to effectively profile the epidemic in the general population and in key populations.

Activities & Projects

    • Case-based Surveillance of HIV in Guyana (2012-Present)
     

    • Since 2012, NASTAD Global has supported the Guyana’s Ministry of Public Health (MoPH)’s implementation of HIV case surveillance to improve the quality and utility of the data to effectively profile the HIV epidemic at the national and sub-national levels. Activities are aimed at strengthening program management, data integration, data triangulation, and data utilization, such that data are routinely reviewed and summarized, and data-informed decisions are made to target resources and interventions.

    • Profiling the HIV Epidemic (2012)