University of California, San Francisco Logo

University of California, San Francisco | About UCSF | Search UCSF | UCSF Medical Center

Home > Countries & Regions > Indicators > About
About the Database of Country and Regional Indicators
Database Overview
Sources Reviewed
Database Overview

This database contains a unique, comprehensive listing of key HIV/AIDS, health and development statistics for 198 countries in 10 regions.

HIV/AIDS is a complex pandemic that touches all aspects of life in heavily affected communities. Increasingly, those working to prevent the spread of the pandemic and to mitigate its impact realize that they must address HIV/AIDS in a holistic, multi-sectoral manner. In recognition of this fact, HIV InSite has gathered data about a variety of sectors from a cross section of international agencies and created a database where they can be easily sorted and compared.

In addition to basic HIV prevalence and behavioral statistics, the database contains information on access to care and treatment, human development, population, the economy, general health, sexual and reproductive health, and education.

The purpose of this database is to assist policy makers to develop appropriate regional and country-level HIV/AIDS prevention, care, and treatment programs. In particular it is hoped that, with its ability to compare statistics across countries and technical areas, the database will assist with the design and evaluation of integrated development programs and regional/cross-border HIV/AIDS projects. In addition, we hope that the database will be a useful tool for those monitoring country and regional progress on meeting stated HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment, and care goals.

Sources Reviewed

The indicators included in this database were collected from the following sources:

2013 Report on the Global AIDS Epidemic, UNAIDS, November 2013.
AIDSInfo Online Database
The UNAIDS data portal allows data to be downloaded as a zipped CSV file. [1.6MB] (accessed January 2014)
State of the World's Children 2013, UNICEF 2013.
State of the World Population 2013, UNFPA, 2013.
World Development Indicators 2013, World Bank, 2013.
World Population Data Sheet 2013, Population Reference Bureau, 2013.
Global Tuberculosis Control
World Health Organization, 2013.
Human Development Report
UNDP, 2013
The World's Youth Data Sheet 2013, Population Reference Bureau, 2013.

The following abbreviations are used in this database:

ARV: antiretroviral
DOTS: directly observed treatment short-course
DPT: diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough), and tetanus
NGO: non-governmental organization
PMTCT: prevention of mother-to-child transmission (of HIV)
TB: tuberculosis
TFR: total fertility rate
UNAIDS: Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS
UNDP: United Nations Development Programme
UNFPA: United Nations Population Fund
UNICEF: The United Nations Children's Fund
VCT: voluntary counseling and testing (of HIV)
WHO: World Health Organization


Please contact us with suggestions or comments at:

We welcome your suggestions for new HIV InSite Countries and Regions content. We are particularly interested in collecting provincial or state-level information and information on in-country organizations providing HIV care and treatment services. Both documents and links to other Web pages are welcome for review.

For documents, please include:

Either electronic attachments of the documents and/or links to Web pages where documents can be found
Permission to post the documents on line, or information on the document's copyright status