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Paediatric HIV Surveillance Among Infants and Children Less Than 18 Years of Age. Geneva: World Health Organization; 2013.

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Paediatric HIV Surveillance Among Infants and Children Less Than 18 Years of Age.

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Global surveillance of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and sexually transmitted infections (STI) is a joint effort of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS). The UNAIDS/WHO Working Group on Global HIV/AIDS and STI Surveillance, initiated in November 1996, is the main coordination and implementation mechanism for UNAIDS and WHO to compile the best information available and improve the quality of data needed for informed decision-making and planning at the national, regional and global levels.

WHO and UNAIDS would like to thank the individuals who contributed to this document, including Gina D. Etheredge, Justin Mandala Kol and Carolyn Smith for preparing this document.

WHO and UNAIDS would like to thank; Evelyn Kim, Christopher Murrill from the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC); Thomas Rehle (HSRC, South Africa), Jesus M. Garcia Calleja, Chika Hayashi, Nathan Shaffer, WHO; Mary Mahy, Karen Stanecki, Peter Ghys UNAIDS headquarters; members of the UNAIDS/WHO Working Group on HIV and STI Surveillance and members of the US Government's Surveillance and Surveys Technical Working Group.

Significant contributions were also received from Rand Stoneburner, UNAIDS headquarters; Renu Garg, Monica Alonso and Abdil Karem Alisalad, WHO Regional Offices.

The concepts and material presented in this publication were informed by many workshops and second-generation surveillance projects conducted worldwide over a period of ten years, from 2000 to 2010. WHO and UNAIDS would like to acknowledge the contributions of the participants of these meetings, including staff of national AIDS programmes and experts in various fields related to HIV epidemiology.

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