Number of individuals from the targeted audience reached through community outreach with at least one HIV information, education, communication or behavior change communication
This indicator measures the number of individuals who attended community outreach activities focused
on creating awareness on how to prevent HIV. Community outreach is deﬁned as any effort to affect
change that might include peer education, classroom, small group and/or one-on-one information,
education, communication or behavior change communication. Some programs have clear messages
designed to reach a speciﬁc audience. For the purposes of this indicator count, community outreach
does not include large-scale public gatherings.
Number of individuals reached with HIV information, education, communication or
behavior change communication
The data on this indicator can be collected through program monitoring reports of implementing
partners. These records are compiled and aggregated to obtain an overall measure of the reach of
prevention programs. Implementers at the community level need to devise reliable tracking mechanisms that capture accurate data to avoid double counting. The designated national body for data aggregation is responsible, to the extent possible, for adjusting for overlap between multiple programs serving the same individuals in a target area.
An individual may be counted in separate program areas, such as youth out of school, who may be served (and therefore counted) separately by a youth program, program targeting married men, antiretroviral therapy program, etc.