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Rwanda 2014 Children's HIV - population representative? [message #13084] Sun, 17 September 2017 19:12 Go to next message
amage is currently offline  amage
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Hello,

The 2014-2015 Rwanda DHS Final Report states, "These surveys provide national, population-based trend data on HIV prevalence among women age 15-49 and men age 15-59. In addition, for the first time, the 2014-15 RDHS included HIV testing of children age 0-14."

Is the HIV testing among children in this survey also population-representative, i.e., can the characteristics of the HIV-positive children be examined in the same way that those of the HIV-positive adults were, by sex, urban/rural residence, province, etc?

Thanks so much!
Re: Rwanda 2014 Children's HIV - population representative? [message #13122 is a reply to message #13084] Sun, 24 September 2017 12:05 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hi, just following up on this. Thanks!
Re: Rwanda 2014 Children's HIV - population representative? [message #14751 is a reply to message #13122] Thu, 03 May 2018 14:19 Go to previous message
Liz-DHS
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Dear User,
A response from Dr. Rathavuth Hong:
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The result is representative. However, I strongly doubt that the HIV positive children can be examined meaningfully by other child characteristics because out of 3,637 cases tested only 7 are positives (0.2%).

Thanks,
Rathavuth

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