HIV Case Reporting and Surveillance
The listed documents provide guidance about how to report cases of HIV infection and analyze and apply HIV surveillance data to control the spread of HIV in communities and promote the public’s health. This guidance is intended for clinicians and laboratories that diagnose cases of HIV infection, HIV surveillance programs, and health department staff. CDC is currently revising the Surveillance Case Definition for HIV Infection for the United States and this document will be posted on this page in the future.
- Integrated Guidance for Developing Epidemiologic Profiles
- Dear Colleague Letter from Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, to HIV Surveillance coordinators, AIDS Directors, State Epidemiologists, State Health Officers, and State Public Health Lab Directors about laboratory reporting of HIV-related tests, including all CD4+ T-lymphocyte (CD4) results and all viral load test results. CDC 2013.
- U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Implementation Guidance on Data Collection Standards for Race, Ethnicity, Sex, Primary Language, and Disability Status, October 2011
- Data security and confidentiality guidelines for HIV, viral hepatitis, sexually transmitted disease, and tuberculosis programs: Standards to facilitate sharing and use of surveillance data for public health action, CDC 2011
- Guidance on Community Viral Load: A Family of Measures, Definitions and Method for Calculation, CDC 2011
- Revised Surveillance Case Definition for HIV Infection — United States, 2014, MMWR 2014
- HIPAA privacy rule and public health: Guidance from CDC and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. MMWR 2003
- Page last reviewed: February 20, 2015
- Page last updated: April 21, 2015
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