Getting started

The HIV Indicator Registry was launched in 2008. Since then professionals in monitoring and evaluation have had access to complete definitions of key indicators used to track the HIV epidemic and the response in one central database.

The registry allows its users to select appropriate indicators to monitor a country’s epidemic and response and specifically highlights harmonized indicators that have been endorsed by a wide range of multilateral agencies and international organizations. The use of standardized definitions and indicators supports countries in measuring their way towards universal access, and in taking evidence-informed action and ensuring accountability. Harmonized monitoring and evaluation approaches are crucial to generating reliable and timely information on the epidemic and the response – across countries and regions.

The Indicator Registry is a unique and highly flexible database. By using the registry, countries are able to

  • Access to information on the full range of indicators available,
  • Select appropriate indicators for the country’s epidemic and the response,
  • Use standards tools for development of new indicators when needed
  • Export indicator definitions to PDF, Word, Excel or SDMX for data collection by applications such as the Country Response Information System (CRIS)

The indicator registry is a multiagency effort by WHO, UNICEF, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), and the UNAIDS Secretariat and is guided by the Indicator Technical Working Group under the auspices of the HIV Monitoring and Reference Group (MERG). The development of the HIV Indicator Registry is managed by UNAIDS.

You can navigate the registry either through Browse Indicators or through the Key Categories menu on the left panel, or by a free search on the left panel.

For specific questions on how to use the HIV Indicator Registry, please see the FAQ section. If you have any comments or feedback, please e-mail