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Examples of Evaluation Measures

Rural HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention programs must identify measures to evaluate their activities. Examples of evaluation measures include:

  • Process Measures, which focus on measuring how services are provided. Could include the number of:
    • Condoms distributed
    • HIV tests performed
    • Clinic visits per year
    • Clients connected to a peer navigator
    • Attendees at a workshop or training
    • Eligible clients referred to social services
    • Primary care patients receiving routine HIV screening
    • Partner notifications made by healthcare providers and/or HIV-positive clients
    • Staff members trained to conduct pre- and post-test counseling
    • Newly diagnosed people attending a clinic visit within three months of diagnosis
  • Outcome Measures, which focus on measuring the results or overall achievements of the program.
    • Change in health behaviors over time (for example number of unprotected sexual encounters in the last month)
    • Change in the number of people or clients who have achieved viral suppression
    • Change in attitudes or awareness of HIV risk behaviors
    • Change in policies or legislation related to HIV/AIDS (for example criminalization laws, syringe exchange laws)

Resources to Learn More

Offers a collection of reports and best practices for HIV/AIDS program.
Organization(s): TargetHIV, HRSA's Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program