The Fifth Botswana AIDS Impact Survey 2020 (BAIS V).

This is the fifth survey in a series of HIV/AIDS impact surveys conducted in Botswana. This survey is being conducted in accordance with the CDC’s Population-based HIV Impact Assessment (PHIA) methodology.

BAIS V will provide high-quality data on HIV prevalence, incidence, viral load suppression, and morbidity to support evidence-based decision making for program management and policy formulation. A key aspect of this survey is to assess national pediatric HIV prevalence among children aged 6 weeks to 14 years. The survey aligns with the objectives of the Botswana’s Third National Strategic Framework to strengthen the response of HIV prevention and control programs.

RATIONALE FOR THE SURVEY

This survey will adopt the PHIA methodology and will be nationally representative and population based.

It will be designed to obtain the national HIV incidence and the national and district prevalence of HIV and viral load suppression.

Additionally, the survey will assess national pediatric HIV prevalence among children aged 6 weeks to 14 years.

ABSTRACT SUMMARY

The fifth Botswana HIV/AIDS Impact Survey (BAIS V) is a cross-sectional, household-based, nationally representative survey that will assess the prevalence of key HIV-related health indicators such as incidence, prevalence, viral load suppression, and risk behaviors and will describe uptake of key HIV prevention, care, and treatment services. This two-stage cluster survey of 13,545 randomly selected households in Botswana will include 28,789 eligible participants aged 15-64 years, of whom 24,154 are expected to participate in the interview; of these, 21,142 are expected to participate in blood draw and HIV testing. In addition, the survey expects 3,762 children aged 6 weeks to 14 years born from HIV-positive mothers and mothers of unknown HIV status to participate in the blood draw and HIV testing. The total number of expected participants in the blood draw and HIV testing is 24,904.

13,545
Randomly selected households in Botswana
28,789
Eligible participants aged 15-64 years
3,762
Children aged 6 weeks to 14 years
24,904
Expected participants in the blood draw and HIV testing