Attachment L – National HIV Behavioral Surveillance (NHBS) Brief HIV Bio-behavioral Assessments (BHBAs): Year 2

The following is a sample list of resources that are typically requested to complete NHBS BHBAs strategies and activities for Year 2.


  • Principal Investigator
  • Project Coordinator
  • Epidemiologist
  • Field staff (part-time) with sufficient level of effort for the following activities:
    • Conduct formative assessment activities to inform optimal operational procedures
    • Conduct a minimum number of interviews to obtain completed surveys from 500 eligible persons annually
    • Conduct qualitative assessment including key informant interviews, community key informant interviews, focus groups, etc.
    • Field supervision of local activities and garnering community support
    • Phlebotomist or other HIV counseling and testing staff (part-time)
    • Data management duties


  • In-State:
    • Sufficient mileage/public transportation costs for field staff
  • Out-of-State:
    • 2 key personnel to attend annual Principal Investigators Meeting (including directly funded health department PI)
    • 2 key staff to attend annual Field Operations Training


  • Rapid HIV test kits
  • Rapid HIV test controls
  • Supplemental HIV tests for local laboratory testing, if applicable
  • Supplies for venipuncture or dried blood specimen collection for supplemental local laboratory HIV testing, if applicable, and additional CDC laboratory testing as indicated
  • Office supplies


  • Mobile unit rental or field site location rental
  • Mobile unit costs (if applicable): gas, parking, maintenance, insurance, etc.
  • Advisory group incentives (for example, $25 each)
  • Formative assessment incentives (for example, $25 each)
  • Quantitative survey incentives (for example, $15*500)
  • HIV counseling and testing incentives (for example, $25*500)
  • RDS incentives (for example, $10*500)
  • Qualitative assessment incentives (for example, $25 each)
  • Shipping for blood specimens to local laboratory for supplemental HIV testing, if applicable
  • Shipping for remnant sera/plasma or dried blood specimens to CDC or participating laboratory for additional testing
  • Telephone
  • Printing