Promoting Inclusive Markets and Financial Systems
HIV/AIDS Rapid Assessment Guide
This guide consists of five tools to assist in assessing HIV/AIDS within a program or project area to understand the contextual factors, such as the population and their health and social views, to be considered when conducting a needs assessment. The five tools are: a mapping guide, a site inventory, an ethnographic guide, a focus group guide, rapid behavioral surveys. The mapping is intended to provide a geographic overview of a project area. The site inventory is a detailed enumeration of population, employment, infrastructure, transport routes and health and social services. The ethnographic guide is designed to generate a rapid "snapshot" of the sexual and social culture of a project area. The focus group guide is designed to provide further in-depth qualitative insights. The behavioural surveys are designed to provide rapid, key data on sexual behaviour, condom use and STIs. Together, the five sources of data provide a spatial, quantitative and qualitative overview of a project area.