ICAP provided technical assistance to the Ministry of Health to conduct the Ethiopia Population-based HIV Impact Assessment (EPHIA) survey to assess HIV prevalence, incidence, and access to HIV prevention, care, and treatment services. The survey includes household-based interviews and HIV counseling and testing for adults and children.
The Ethiopia Population Based HIV Impact Assessment (EPHIA), a household-based national survey in urban Ethiopia, was conducted between October 2017 and April 2018 in order to measure the status of Ethiopia’s national response in urban HIV epidemic. EPHIA offered household-based HIV counseling and testing, with the return of results and referral to clinics for those who tested HIV-positive, and collected information about the uptake of HIV prevention, care, and treatment services. This is the first survey to estimate HIV incidence, viral load suppression (VLS), and pediatric prevalence in urban Ethiopia.
The survey has estimated the national progress so far made towards achieving the UNAIDS 90-90-90 goals.Survey findings are used to assess the impact of Ethiopia’s HIV response at the national level, and to help guide and target future investment and programs.