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HIV Case Reporting and Surveillance

Doctor is writing a case reportCDC's National HIV Surveillance System (NHSS) is the primary source of data used for monitoring trends in HIV infection in the United States. The 50 states, the District of Columbia, and 6 U.S. dependent areas have regulatory authority and confidentiality protections to collect information on persons with diagnosed HIV infection, and in some of these areas information on perinatally exposed infants is also reported. Surveillance data are used by public health partners to monitor trends, focus prevention efforts, plan services, allocate resources, develop policy, and assess prevention efforts. The listed documents provide guidance about the surveillance case definition for HIV infection and reporting criteria for HIV infection and perinatal exposure to HIV infection. This guidance is intended for clinicians who diagnose persons with HIV infection, laboratories, HIV surveillance programs, and health department staff. Additional guidance for epidemiological analyses of HIV surveillance data are also listed.

HIV and Perinatal HIV Exposure Reporting Case Report Forms

The HIV and perinatal HIV exposure reporting case report forms are designed to collect information that promotes understanding of HIV infection morbidity and mortality and perinatal exposure to HIV. After the removal of personally identifiable information, data from the case reports are transmitted to CDC via a secure network. Some state and local health department HIV surveillance programs may require information to be reported in a different format or on a different form. Please refer to the appropriate state or local health department HIV surveillance program for specific guidance on reporting requirements in your local area. Completed case reports should be forwarded to the health departments and not be sent directly to CDC.

HIV Case Reporting and Surveillance Additional Guidance

HIV Surveillance Data Analysis Guidance