USAID Funded Akwa Ibom AIDS Indicator Survey




Akwa Ibom was chosen by the United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) in conjunction with the Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH) and Akwa Ibom State authorities as one of its focus states for scaling up HIV prevention and control strategies. However, data that could be used to guide this scale up had significant gaps and was limited for planning purposes. To address this gap, the Akwa Ibom State Government in partnership with FHI 360 under the Strengthening Integrated Delivery of HIV/AIDS Services (SIDHAS) project is conducting the first ever Akwa Ibom State AIDS Indicator Survey (AKAIS). This survey, which is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), is a unique initiative that will generate precise data to describe the HIV epidemic in Akwa Ibom and also estimate the unmet need for HIV interventions in the state.

Primary objectives of AKAIS

  • To estimate HIV prevalence among children aged 0 months – 14 years
  • To estimate HIV prevalence among adults aged ≥15 years
  • To determine the coverage of; and unmet need for HIV intervention services

Secondary objectives of AKAIS

  • To estimate the incidence of HIV
  • To describe the demographic, socio-economic, and behavioral risk factors associated with the HIV epidemic


Download AKAIS Bulletin Edition 1 (March 27, 2017)


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