The Tanzania HIV Impact Survey (THIS), a householdbased national survey, was conducted between October 2016 and August 2017 to measure the status of Tanzania’s national HIV response. THIS offered
HIV counseling and testing with return of results, and collected information about household and individual characteristics, and uptake of HIV care and treatment services. THIS survey was the first in Tanzania to measure national HIV incidence and viral load suppression. The results provide information on national and sub-national progress toward control of the HIV epidemic.
THIS was led by the Government of Tanzania under the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children (MoHCDGEC) and the Ministry of Health (MoH) Zanzibar through the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) and the Office of Chief Government Statistician (OCGS). The THIS was conducted with funding from the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and technical assistance through the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and ICAP at Columbia University.
The survey was implemented by NBS, OCGS, and ICAP in collaboration with local partners, including the Tanzania Commission for AIDS (TACAIDS), the Zanzibar AIDS Commission (ZAC), the National Health Laboratory – Quality Assurance and Training Center (NHL-QATC), the National AIDS Control Programme (NACP), and the Zanzibar Integrated HIV, Tuberculosis and Leprosy Program (ZIHTLP).