HIV Surveillance Branch

Mission Statement

To conduct a national HIV surveillance program to characterize and monitor the HIV burden, determinants, and impact to guide public health action, prevent new HIV infections, improve health outcomes, and promote health equity.​

National HIV Surveillance System (NHSS):
NHSS is the primary source of HIV data for monitoring US HIV trends. NHSS is used by public health partners nationwide to understand trends in HIV diagnosis and care, identify risk factors and priority populations, and strategically plan and determine future programmatic needs. The data are reported by laboratory and healthcare providers to state or local surveillance programs, who in turn report the data to CDC. CDC performs data analysis and disseminates findings from such analyses. These data are also used locally to detect and respond to HIV clusters and inform programming on the data-to-care continuum. Learn more about CDC’s HIV surveillance systems

Funding Opportunities

This section provides information on funding opportunities led by the HIV Surveillance Branch

  • PS18-1802: Integrated HIV Surveillance and Prevention Programs for Health Departments
    (Close date 9/13/2017) (Estimated award date: 1/1/2018) (Project Period: January 1, 2018–December 31, 2022) (replaces PS12-1201)
    The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement is to implement a comprehensive HIV surveillance and prevention program to prevent new HIV infections and achieve viral suppression among persons living with HIV.
  • PS20-2010: Integrated HIV Programs for Health Departments to Support Ending the HIV Epidemic in the United States
    This Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) supports the development and implementation of programs tailored to ending the HIV epidemic in America. Recent scientific advances in HIV prevention and treatment have made ending the HIV epidemic in America a realistic possibility. The purpose of this NOFO is to implement comprehensive HIV programs, that complement programs, such as the Ryan White program and other HHS programs, designed to support ending the HIV epidemic in America by leveraging powerful data, tools and resources to reduce new HIV infections by 75% in 5 years.
  • PS18-1801: Accelerating the Prevention and Control of HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STDs, and TB in the U.S. – Affiliated Pacific Islands
    Accelerating the Prevention and Control of HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STDs, and TB in the U.S. – Affiliated Pacific Islands is a 5-year cooperative agreement supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). PS18-1801 is an integrated NOFO that supports the National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP) initiative, which encourages Program Collaboration and Service Integration. Building on the previous PS13-1301 NOFO, PS18-1801 promotes integrated HIV, Viral Hepatitis, STD and TB prevention and treatment services at the client level through enhanced collaboration and surveillance, strengthening health systems, and disease prevention and care.
  • PS18 1805: Secure Data Sharing Tool to Support De-duplication of Cases in the National HIV Surveillance System (NHSS)The purpose of this NOFO is to support a more efficient method for HIV surveillance jurisdictions to identify potential interstate duplicates. The recipient will develop and provide a secure, encrypted, on-going privacy data-sharing tool capable of identifying potential duplicates across jurisdictions, implement necessary data security, confidentiality and privacy protections according to CDC standards, obtain participation agreements with 59 state and local health department HIV surveillance programs that will allow on demand submission and matching of person-level HIV surveillance data, and report back to jurisdictions on matching levels in formats that are importable into local/state HIV data systems.