Data Security & Confidentiality

NCHHSTP Data Security and Confidentiality Guidelines

CDC released the 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 pdf icon[PDF – 2 MB].

Adoption of common practices for securing and protecting data will provide a critical foundation and be increasingly important for ensuring the appropriate sharing and use of data as programs begin to modify policies and increasingly use data for public health action.

Please send an email to for any questions related to these guidelines.

Overview Materials

Data Security and Confidentiality Webinars

CDC worked with the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) to conduct a series of webinars help HIV, viral hepatitis, STD, and TB programs comply with the 2011 integrated NCHHSTP Data Security and Confidentiality Guidelines.

Learn more information on the webinar series.

Get Tested - Find a Testing Site Near You
Atlas Plus - Explore Interactive CDC Data
CDC 24/7 - Protecting America's Safety, Health, and Security
Page last reviewed: March 5, 2014