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28.11.2016 | Original Paper | Sonderheft 1/2017

AIDS and Behavior 1/2017

Global Trends of Monitoring and Data Collection on the HIV Response among Key Populations Since the 2001 UN Declaration of Commitment on HIV/AIDS

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AIDS and Behavior > Sonderheft 1/2017
Autoren:
Julia Gall, Keith Sabin, Luisa Frescura, Miriam Lewis Sabin, Taavi Erkkola, Igor Toskin

Abstract

Monitoring and evaluation indicators for HIV programs’ response to the epidemic among key populations (sex workers, people who inject drugs, men who have sex with men, transgender people) are critical for reviewing the global response. From the beginning of global reporting, insufficiency of data has been a challenge for monitoring the epidemic response among key populations. However, key populations were only indirectly referenced in the 2001 Declaration of Commitment. By the 2006 Political Declaration on HIV/AIDS, data from key populations were still not required from every country, and were sparsely reported compared to other indicators. The 2011 Political Declaration on HIV/AIDS referenced key populations by name for the first time. In 2006, fewer than twenty countries (10%) reported HIV prevalence among key populations, whereas in 2012 the number of countries surpassed sixty (30%).

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