“This research provides an unprecedented level of detail, down to 5×5 km cells, about the local scope of the HIV epidemic in sub-Saharan Africa between 2000-2017,” noted Jessica Justman, MD, senior technical director for ICAP. “As we have seen with PHIA survey results, the findings in this paper demonstrate just how varied the epidemic is within and across countries.”

The study, published in Nature, is the first to map a comprehensive and comparable set of subnational HIV prevalence estimates among adults in 47 sub-Saharan African countries over nearly two decades. It includes data from ten countries in the Population-based HIV Impact Assessment (PHIA) Project, funded by the U.S. President’s Emergency Fund for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and implemented by ICAP in partnership with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Read the original article in Nature

Read about the significance of these findings on the ICAP website

 

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