AIS Overview

The AIDS Indicator Survey (AIS) was developed to provide countries with a standardized tool to obtain indicators for effective monitoring of national HIV/AIDS programs.

The design for the AIS was guided by the need to have a survey protocol that will provide, in a timely fashion and at a reasonable cost, the information required for meeting HIV/AIDS program reporting requirements, including the collection of the President’s Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), UN General Assembly Special Session on HIV/AIDS (UNGASS), and other indicators while ensuring comparability of findings across countries and over time.

AIS Survey Related Topics

Information on AIS Indicators are available for the following topics:

  • HIV - Overview of DHS research on HIV Prevalence, Indicators, and Services
  • HIV/AIDS Knowledge, Attitudes, and Behavior - Knowledge of HIV prevention, misconceptions, stigma, higher-risk sexual behavior
  • HIV Prevalence - Prevalence of HIV by demographic and behavioral characteristics


AIS Resources