HIV Prevalence

NASTAD’s relationship with the Nicaraguan Ministry of Health began in 2014 through a partnership with the countries National HIV/AIDS Component.  NASTAD has been closely involved in the updating of their electronic case reporting system, SIVE-VIH, and is currently working on linking the system with the National Reference Laboratories database. NASTAD is also working on increasing data analysis and visualization capacity through hands on technical assistance with Ministry personnel, including training on and monitoring of data quality and management.

In April 2018, NASTAD co-hosted a workshop with Ministry of Health personnel from different regions across Nicaragua. The objectives were to train users on the updated SIVE-VIH system and provide an overview on the dimensions of good data quality and its importance in epidemiological surveillance.