Infant ARV prophylaxis coverage
This indicator measures the delivery of prevention services to HIV-exposed infants immediately after birth.
- ARV prophylaxis for HIV-exposed infants is critical for reducing the risk of mother-to-child transmission in the immediate post-partum period - part of Prong 3 of the PMTCT strategy.
- In particular, coverage of HIV-exposed infants who are born in facilities should be very high.
- When using the programme-based denominator, the indicator measures coverage among only HIV-exposed infants who are born in facilities, which is a direct measure of a programme's ability to meet standards of care.
Number of HIV-exposed infants born within the past 12 months who were started on ARV prophylaxis at birth
Number of HIV-positive women who delivered within the past 12 months
Number of HIV-positive women who delivered in a facility within the past 12 months
For the numerator. Programme records (for example, PMTCT registers)
For the population-based denominator: Modelling-based estimates (for example, Spectrum AIM)
Note: The population-based denominator is a proxy measure for the number of infants born to HIV-infected women
For the programme-based denominator: Programme records, labour and delivery registers
The recommended reporting period is 12 months.
WHO Strategic Information Guidelines, 2020 (https://indicatorregistry.unaids.org/sites/default/files/9789240000735-eng.pdf)