About the HIV Indicator Registry

The HIV Indicator Registry was launched in 2008. Since then, professionals in monitoring and evaluation have had access to complete definitions of key indicators used to track the HIV epidemic and the response in one central database.

The registry allows its users to select appropriate indicators to monitor a country’s epidemic and response and specifically highlights harmonized indicators that have been endorsed by a wide range of multilateral agencies and international organizations that align with agreed indicator standardsThe use of standardized definitions and indicators supports countries in measuring their way towards the goal of ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030, and in taking evidence-informed action and ensuring accountability. Harmonized monitoring and evaluation approaches are crucial to generating reliable and timely information on the epidemic and the response – across countries and regions.

The Indicator Registry is a unique and highly flexible database. By using the registry, countries are able to:

  • Access information on the full range of indicators available,
  • Select appropriate indicators for the country’s epidemic and the response,
  • Use standards tools for development of new indicators when needed,
  • Export indicator definitions to PDF, Word or Excel.

The indicator registry is a multiagency effort by WHO, UNICEF, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), and the UNAIDS Secretariat and is guided by the Monitoring Technical Advisory Group (MTAG). The development of the HIV Indicator Registry is managed by UNAIDS.

You can navigate the registry either through Browse Indicators, through the Keywords menu on the right panel, or by a free search on the top right of the page.

If you have any comments or feedback, please e-mail aidsreporting@unaids.org