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HIV/AIDS Surveillance Program

Overview

The HIV/AIDS Surveillance Program is responsible for the on-going and systematic collection, analysis, interpretation, and dissemination of population-based information about persons diagnosed and living with HIV and/or AIDS in Ohio. Active and passive surveillance are performed with health care providers, hospitals and laboratories to monitor trends in the epidemic and evaluate disease burden among affected populations.  Surveillance information is critical for targeting the delivery of HIV prevention, care and treatment services. HIV infection and diagnoses of AIDS are reportable conditions pursuant to Ohio Revised Code 3701.24(B).

Program Goals

  • To assess the burden of HIV and AIDS in Ohio.
  • To identify trends in Ohio's epidemic.
  • To investigate modes of HIV transmission.
  • To evaluate Ohio's HIV surveillance system.
  • To maintain a secure and confidential database.
  • To disseminate high quality surveillance data.

Program Services

HIV and AIDS surveillance statistics and targeted epidemiologic summaries are produced throughout the year. The HIV/AIDS Integrated Epidemiologic Profile for Ohio is produced using multiple data sources to provide a comprehensive assessment of the epidemic in Ohio, and by HIV Prevention Planning regions and HIV Care Services consortium areas. Surveillance data is analyzed and provided to state and local prevention and care service programs, the general public, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for HIV prevention, planning, evaluation and resource allocation.

Additional Information:

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Mailing Address:
Ohio Department of Health
HIV/AIDS Surveillance
246 North High Street
Columbus, OH 43215-0118

Telephone: (614) 466-1388

Last Updated: 3/22/2013