AIS Methodology

Survey Instruments

  • Questionnaires- The AIS consists of two survey instruments: the Household questionnaire and the Individual questionnaire. (Learn more about AIS Questionnaires)
  • Biomarkers
  • Geographic Information  

Sample Design

The sample design is a conventional two-stage cluster sample survey which is representative at the national level and for both urban and rural areas. To ensure quality results, a minimum of 60 sample points are selected in both the urban and rural domains, for a total of 120 clusters. The second stage includes a selection of an average of 25 households per clusters, for a total of approximately 3,000 households. In all households, all women and men age 15-49 will be eligible to participate.

The results will be presented by sex, age (youth, other ages) and by urban/rural residence. There will be no information on regional variation.  

Data Tabulation Plan

The Tabulation Plan of the AIS surveys consists of 83 tables that provide information on important indicators for effective monitoring of national HIV/AIDS programs.

Main Topics in the AIS Tabulation Plan:

  • The demographic and socioeconomic characteristics of the population: Chapters 1, 2, and 3 provide extensive information on the demographic and socioeconomic background characteristics of the population. Chapter 1 presents the background of the survey, a brief summary of the survey procedures, sample design and response rates. Chapter 2 describes the background characteristics of the household population, and their dwelling conditions. Chapter 3 describes the background characteristics of the eligible respondents.
  • HIV/AIDS-related knowledge, attitudes, and behavior: Chapters 4, 5, and 6 cover extensive information on knowledge, attitudes and behavior concerning HIV/AIDS. These chapters cover a number of HIV/AIDS important indicators for monitoring and evaluating HIV/AIDS prevention programs. Tables in these chapters are based on multi-organization agreements and internationally accepted indicators.
  • Youth and HIV/AIDS: Information on HIV/AIDS-related knowledge, attitudes and behavior among youth age 15-24 is very important for national HIV/AIDS programs. This information is presented in Chapter 7.
  • Orphans and vulnerable children (OVC), care and support: Chapter 8 provides information on the prevalence of orphanhood and vulnerability of children, describes selected situational aspects of OVC and care and support received by households with OVC and chronically ill members.  

Survey Timeline

The AIS survey will take approximately nine months to complete, including two months of fieldwork, and two months of data entry and editing.

AIS Resources