Guidelines for Assessing the Utility of Data from Prevention of Mother-to-child Transmission (PMTCT) Programmes for HIV Sentinel Surveillance among Pregnant Women

Guidelines - Released in 2013

This document provides guidance to countries for assessing the utility of data from programmes for prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) for HIV sentinel surveillance (HSS) among pregnant women.

This guidance document is written for national HIV/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) programme managers, surveillance officers and epidemiologists responsible for monitoring HIV trends in low- and middle-income countries.


  • World Health Organization (WHO)
  • Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)