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HIV/AIDS Surveillance (Area 6)

Florida Department of Health - Hillsborough County

HIV surveillance collects, analyzes, and disseminates information about new and existing cases of HIV infection (including AIDS). Today, monitoring trends in HIV infection requires the collection of information on diagnosed cases of HIV, including the ongoing collection of laboratory data for each person diagnosed, to monitor the stages of the disease (including progression to AIDS [stage 3 HIV infection]), linkage to and retention in HIV medical care, and HIV-related outcomes such as viral suppression, death, and survival. 

All 50 states, the District of Columbia, and 6 U.S. dependent areas use a uniform confidential name-based HIV infection reporting system for collecting data on HIV infection.