Understanding data can be complex for anyone. This handbook produced by UNICEF East Asia and Pacific Regional Office in partnership with UNESCO, UNFPA, WHO, UNAIDS, Youth LEAD and Youth Voices Count, will help simplify some of the key questions you have about HIV terms, data and statistics. It’s design for young people between the ages of 15-24 years old of age who are interested in HIV issues and have some basic math skills. Adolescent and young peer educators, young advocates and young people involved in HIV programming for young people, including those from key populations at higher risk of HIV exposure, will find it particularly useful.
This handbook is designed as a comic book to take readers through the explanations. There are four key sections (a) defining and using key terms about data; (b) reading tables and graphs; (c) producing graphs for information sharing and advocacy; and (d) questioning data. At the end of the handbook readers will find quizzes to help test their learning, as well as definitions for terms used throughout the handbook.
Keywords: HIV, statistics, data, young people, adults