The PHIA Project
For the global community to achieve its HIV treatment goals, data are needed on the impact of country-level programs. The PHIA Project measures the reach and impact of HIV programs in PEPFAR-supported countries through national surveys. Each population-based HIV impact assessment (PHIA) survey offers household-based HIV counseling and testing conducted by trained survey staff, with return of results. The surveys also ask questions about access to preventive care and treatment services for adults and children. The results measure national and regional progress toward UNAIDS' 90-90-90 goals and guide policy and funding priorities. This PEPFAR-funded project is led by ICAP at Columbia University in partnership with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Ministry of Health in each country.
PHIA in the News
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), "Status of HIV Epidemic Control Among Adolescent Girls and Young Women Aged 15–24 Years — Seven African Countries, 2015–2017"
Journal of the International AIDS Society (JIAS), "Returning HIV-1 viral load results to participant-selected health facilities in national Population-based HIV Impact Assessment (PHIA) household surveys in three sub-Saharan African Countries, 2015 to 2016"
2017 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI), "Real Progress in the HIV Epidemic: PHIA Findings from Zimbabwe, Malawi, and Zambia" (conference presentation webcast)
The Economist, "A report shows HIV in retreat in many African countries"
The Huffington Post, "PEPFAR: Saving Lives And Changing The Course Of The AIDS Epidemic"
Science, "AIDS epidemic nears control in three African countries" (subscription required)