The Uganda Population-Based HIV Impact Survey (UPHIA), a household-based national survey, was conducted between August 2016 and March 2017 to measure the status of Uganda's national HIV response.
UPHIA 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.
The survey team visited over 12,000 households and interviewed over 30,000 adults (15-64 years) and 10,000 children (0-14 years) to collect this information.
The preliminary results were announced in September 2017 and the final report was released in July 2019.
In February 2020, a second UPHIA survey was launched by the Ministry of Health to assess the country's progress towards HIV epidemic control and reaching the UNAIDS 90-90-90 targets.
The UPHIA 2020 survey is currently preparing for data collection.
UPHIA 2020 in the News
NTVUganda (Video): Population-based HIV Impact Assessment Survey Starts
This video provides a recap of the UPHIA 2020 launch, including how the survey teams will collect data through visiting households across Uganda.
New Vision TV (Video): The Launch of UPHIA 2020
Uganda's Minister of Health, Jance Aceng, shares the details of the upcoming UPHIA 2020 survey and the importance of its results for national HIV programming and policies.
Record TV Uganda (Video): HIV Impact Assessment: Ministry of Health Starts Drive on A Drop That Counts
This video highlights the national launch of the UPHIA 2020 surveys, including remarks by Minister of Health Jane Aceng.
The Ugandan Government, through the Ministry of Health and with support from the U.S. Government, has launched a survey that aims to measure the reach and impact of HIV programs in Uganda.
On February 6, 2020 The Ministry of Health launched the UPHIA 2020 survey to provide regional estimates of HIV incidence, prevalence, viral load suppression and other HIV program indicators in Uganda (AllAfrica, ReliefWeb).
Ministry of Health, Uganda: Uganda Commences Data Collection for the Second Uganda Population-based HIV Impact Assessment (UPHIA)
The Ministry of Health flagged off field teams to conduct the UPHIA 2020 survey to measure the magnitude of the current HIV epidemic and effectiveness of current strategies in place.
Key Findings from UPHIA 2017
|HIV incidence among adults 15-64 years:||0.40%|
|HIV prevalence among adults 15-64 years:||6.2%|
|HIV prevalence among children 0-14 years:||0.5%|
|Viral load suppression among adults 15-64 years living with HIV:||59.6%|
|90-90-90 among adults living with HIV 15 years and older |
(based on self-report and ARV detection data):
|72.5% of adults living with HIV know their status;
90.4% of those individuals self-report being on anti-retroviral therapy (ART);
83.7% of those who report being on ART have viral load suppression.