Strategic information on young people affected by HIV in Asia-Pacific needed

Although HIV risk among adolescents and young people is well-documented, there is still a need for better strategic information on young people at higher risk of HIV exposure. To improve the collection and reporting of strategic information on young people from key populations, UNICEF, UNESCO, UNFPA and UNAIDS have published “Young Key Populations at Higher Risk of HIV in Asia and the Pacific: Making the Case with Strategic Information.”

The publication provides guidance on:
• Ethical issues including informed consent, staff training and support, and issues around biological testing;
• Building the case for strategic information using qualitative methods and existing data;
• Methodological considerations including sampling, survey design, population size estimations and other areas; and
• Dissemination and support for the use of strategic information.